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Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug - Antique Victorian (1896)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian glass and English sterling silver mounted claret jug made by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co; part of our wine jug collection

SKU: A9005

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This exceptional antique Victorian cut 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 fitted with a hinged cover.

The hallmarked hinged domed cover is encircled with embossed fluted decoration in a swirl design, encirling a bead decorated border to the centre.

The cover is surmounted with an impressive sterling silver ovoid shaped finial ornamented with foliate ornamentation.

This Victorian claret jug has an elongated shaped handle with a plain scrolling thumbpiece in addition to leaf designs to the upper portion and collars to the handpiece; this handle terminates and conjoins with the lower mount.

The body of this exceptional jug is ornamented with cut glass hobnail decoration, in addition to a star cut motif to the underside.

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Date: 1896


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

The jug has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The hobnail cut 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 are very clear; the hallmarks are deeply struck due to the superior gauge and in keeping with location.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this hobnail cut glass claret jug.


Length from back of handle to tip of lip 14.3cm/5.6"

Width 13.4cm/5.3"

Diameter of base 8.3cm/3.3"

Height 27.8cm/10.9"

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