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Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug by Elkington & Co - Antique Victorian (1878)

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

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Description


This magnificent 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 scrolling fruiting vine ornamentation incorporating a figural mask to either side, all on a matte background.


The hallmarked hinged domed cover is encircled with further fruit and undulating vine decoration accented with an applied gadroon 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 scrolling handle accented with bright cut engraved fruit and foliate ornamentation to the handpiece and upper plateau.


This lower mount is encircled with a band of applied bead decoration; this banded mount supports the lower scrolling terminal of the handle.


The upper plateau to the spout of this impressive silver and glass claret jug is embellished with bright cut engraved leaf and vine ornamentation, in addition to a cast bearded figural mask to the nadir.


The bulbous glass body is embellished with exceptional acid etched foliate decoration, accented with a star cut motif to the underside.


This magnificent Elkington & Co claret jug is the finest example of its type you could hope to acquire.


Read a brief history on antique claret jugs


Date: 1878

Condition


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

The glass body is in perfect condition.

The chased decoration is very sharp and the bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp.

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 example of Victorian silver and glassware.


Dimensions


Length from back of handle to lip 17.3cm/6.8"

Diameter of base 14.2cm/5.6"

Height 27.3cm/10.7"


 
 
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