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German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880

A magnificent, fine and impressive pair of antique German silver and cut glass claret jugs; an addition to our wine and drinks related silverware collection

SKU: A4886
Price: £5,750.00
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German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jug - Antique Circa 1880

Description


These magnificent antique German silver and glass claret jugs have a moon flask shaped form.


The cylindrical necks are encircled with embossed knops, each ornamented with scrolling decoration on a matt background.


The upper bead decorated knop of each jug is surmounted with an impressive boat shaped collar, incorporating a flared lip and fitted with a hinged hallmarked cover.


The covers are further ornamented with embossed decoration to the domed portions, displayed within plain paralleling arabesque shaped borders, accented with impressive single scrolling leaf decorated thumbpieces.


Each cover is surmounted with an exceptional finial featuring fluted and scroll decoration surmounted with swept leaf designs incorporating a ball terminal.


The glass bodies of these antique claret jugs are embellished with fine and impressive, large cut glass floral motifs accented with a textured background to each incurve.


Each glass vessel is enveloped with an impressive 800 standard silver surround incorporating a strapwork bordered cartouche to either side; one displays the contemporary engraved initials 'TSE' and the other bears the German inscription '1855, 18 Märs, 1880'.


The silver surrounds to the jugs are embellished with impressive embossed scenes despiting a nude nymph style character pouring liquid from a bottle into a large chalice, all bordered with interlacing scrolling leaf designs eminating from the upper and lower portions.


These magnificent jugs are fitted with an exceptional, fine and impressive silver ribbed, scrolling handles enveloped with plain handpieces and embellished with further strapwork decoration and incorporating a scrolling leaf decorated thumbpieces.


Each jug is supported by an impressive circular spreading foot encircled with an embossed scrolling leaf ornamentation, matching the style of the knop to the neck.


The subdued matte finish to the 800 standard silver bodies of these impressive jugs are accented with gilt ornamentation to the paralleling borders, enhanced with simplistic bright cut engraved decoration.


The interior of the cover and lipped collar retain the original gilt interior.


Condition


These antique glass claret jugs are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition in keeping with age.

The glass body of each jug is in perfect condition.

The German silver 800 standard mark struck to the rim of each foot are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these examples of antique German silverware.


Dimensions


Length from back of handle to lip 15.5cm/6.1"

Diameter of body 14.5cm/5.7"

Width of body 8.5cm/3.3"

Height to top of finial 36.5cm/14.4"


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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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