This exceptional antique Victorian glass and sterling silver and glass claret jug has a circular rounded form onto a circular spreading foot.
The upper portion of the glass body is fitted with the original hallmarked sterling silver mount embellished with an incurved shaped border.
The plain domed hallmarked hinged cover is encircled with a band of applied bead decoration and surmounted with an impressive swept, knopped bead decorated finial.
This Victorian claret jug is fitted with an S scroll handle featuring a plain scrolling thumbpiece.
The glass body of the jug is embellished with an exceptional acid etched illustration depicting a putto entangled with flowing ribbons, playing a stylised percussion triangle whilst standing on the back of a moth style insect.
* In art and culture, a putto (plural: putti) is a chubby male child, usually nude and occasionally bearing wings.
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Maker: Richards & Brown (Edward Charles Brown)