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SOLD - Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug by William & George Sissons

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian cut glass and English sterling silver mounted claret jug; an addition to our wine and drink related collection

SKU: A2905
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SOLD - Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug by William & George Sissons
SOLD - Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug by William & George Sissons


This fine antique Victorian sterling silver and cut glass claret jug has a cylindrical, bulbous form.

The cylindrical neck is fitted with a fine sterling silver, hallmarked mount with the original hallmarked domed hinged cover and pierced decorated lobed thumbpiece.

The mount and cover are embellished with impressive applied intertwined geometric vine designs accented with leaf and grape clusters, all on a matt background.

The cover, mount and the lower supporting girdle are encircled with a band of applied bead decoration.

This Victorian glass claret jug is fitted with an S scroll handle with an applied scrolling leaf and strapwork designs to the handpiece and thumbpiece.

The spout is embellished with an impressive chased decorated figural bearded mask to the underside.

The original glass body of this antique jug is embellished with exceptional and impressive acid etched interlacing decoration reflecting the same design to that of the mount.

The body of this impressive claret jug is further ornamented with a star cut motif to the underside.

Date: 1866


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

The glass is in perfect condition.

The chased and applied decoration is all very sharp.

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

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


Length from back of handle to tip of lip 18.4cm/7.2"

Diameter 13.8cm/5.4"

Height 27.2cm/10.7"

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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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