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SOLD - Sterling Silver Beer Jug - Antique George II

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George II English sterling silver beer jug; part of our Georgian silverware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver Beer Jug - Antique George II
SOLD - Sterling Silver Beer Jug - Antique George II

Description


This exceptional antique George II sterling silver beer jug has a plain baluster form onto a circular spreading foot, in the classic English Georgian style.


The body of this impressive Georgian beer jug is plain and unembellished.


This impressive example of antique silverware is fitted with an S scroll handle ornamented with a leaf decorated thumbpiece and scrolling lower terminal.


The sparrow beak spout of this antique silver jug is embellished with a vase-shaped moulding with a drop form to the nadir.


The surface of the jug has a fine colour and patination*.


By virtue of its size and style, this versatile jug could be used as a water jug.


* Patination or Patina is a subtle colouration or tarnish which forms on the surface of some metals, produced by oxidation or other chemical processes. A good patina proffers an aesthetically pleasing look.


Date: 1755

Condition


This antique Georgian beer jug is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

Full British hallmarks struck to the underside are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this antique Georgian silverware.


Dimensions


Length from back of handle to tip of lip 16.5cm/6.5"

Diameter of body 11cm/4.3"

Diameter of foot 9.2cm/3.6"

Height to top of handle 20cm/7.9"


Weight


19.2 troy ounces/597g


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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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