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German Sterling Silver Cream Jug - Antique 1902

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique German sterling silver novelty cream jug; an addition to our silver teaware collection

SKU: A4210
Price: £995.00
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German Sterling Silver Cream Jug - Antique 1902
German Sterling Silver Cream Jug - Antique 1902
German Sterling Silver Cream Jug - Antique 1902
German Sterling Silver Cream Jug - Antique 1902
German Sterling Silver Cream Jug - Antique 1902
German Sterling Silver Cream Jug - Antique 1902
German Sterling Silver Cream Jug - Antique 1902
German Sterling Silver Cream Jug - Antique 1902
German Sterling Silver Cream Jug - Antique 1902
German Sterling Silver Cream Jug - Antique 1902
German Sterling Silver Cream Jug - Antique 1902
German Sterling Silver Cream Jug - Antique 1902
German Sterling Silver Cream Jug - Antique 1902
German Sterling Silver Cream Jug - Antique 1902
German Sterling Silver Cream Jug - Antique 1902
German Sterling Silver Cream Jug - Antique 1902
German Sterling Silver Cream Jug - Antique 1902
German Sterling Silver Cream Jug - Antique 1902
German Sterling Silver Cream Jug - Antique 1902
German Sterling Silver Cream Jug - Antique 1902

Description


This exceptional antique German sterling silver cream jug has been realistically modelled in the form of an 18th century Frenchman's head.


The embossed body of the jug is embellished with chased decoration replicating the fine details of the gentleman's hair and facial features.


The flared upper portion of the jug is embellished with a simple paralleling border, and the shape pertains to a continental/cocked hat.


This fine Hanau silver cream jug is fitted with a C shaped handle modelled in the form of the male's tied braid.


This antique cream jug retains the original gilded interior which has wear in keeping with age.


The Pseudo hallmarks struck to the underside and import hallmarks to the rim of this impressive jug include:

Maker's mark: Pseudo KKK (Karl Kurz*)

Importer's mark: TH (Theodor Hartmann*)

Silver quality/purity mark: Lion passant (.925 sterling, 925/1000)

Assay mark: Leopard head (London, England)

Import date mark: g (1902)

Additional mark: F (foreign manufacture mark), Hanau hallmarks


* The importer Theodor Hartmann operated from Paternoster Row in London and was the agent for K.Kurz who manufactured items of silverware in Kesselstadt, Germany.


Learn more about the history of the milk/cream jug


Date: 1902

Condition


This antique cream jug is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The chased and embossed decoration is very sharp.

Full import hallmarks struck to the surface of the rim and the Pseudo hallmarks to the underside are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Length from back of handle to tip of lip 7.2cm/2.8"

Width 4.2cm/1.7"

Height 5.5cm/2.2"


Weight


2.4 troy ounces/74.6g


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. 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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