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Silver Glass Claret Jug

Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug - Antique Victorian (1880)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian glass and English sterling silver mounted claret jug; part of our silver mounted glass collection

SKU A5266


This exceptional antique Victorian glass and sterling silver mounted claret jug has a tapering cylindrical bulbous form.

The cylindrical portion of the glass body is fitted with the original hallmarked sterling silver mount embellished with chased fruit and leaf ornamentation incorporating a scroll bordered applied grotesque mask to either side.

The hallmarked hinged domed cover is encircled with further fruit and foliate decoration accented with a Roman leaf decorated border to the rim.

The cover is surmounted with an impressive cast sterling silver finial modelled in the form of a lion rampant holding a vacant shield shaped cartouche.

This Victorian claret jug has a sterling silver naturalistic handle in the form of a branch incorporating a grotesque mask to the lower terminal in junction with the lower mount.

This plain lower mount features a hinge to the posterior surface beneath the mask to the handle; this decorative hinge was originally used in the crafting process.

The plain spout of this impressive silver and glass claret jug is embellished with further mask ornamentation to the nadir, below undulating leaf textures.

Read a brief history on antique claret jugs

Date: 1880

The mount of this antique silver and glass claret jug is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The plain glass body of the jug is in perfect condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the mount and part hallmarks struck to the interior of the cover and lower mount are very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Victorian silver and glassware.

Length from back of handle to tip of lip 17.6cm/6.9"

Diameter of body 14.7cm/5.8"

Height 29.2cm/11.5"

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International Federation of Art and Antique Dealer Associations CINOA
National Association of Jewellery UK's trade association NAJ