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SOLD - Victorian Claret Jug - Antique 1853

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian acid etched glass and English sterling silver mounted claret jug - boxed; an addition to our presentation silverware collection.

SKU: W8495
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SOLD - Victorian Claret Jug - Antique 1853
SOLD - Victorian Claret Jug - Antique 1853


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver and glass claret jug has a gourd shaped form.

This claret jug is fitted with a fine and impressive sterling silver hallmarked mount ornamented with applied and chased leaf, grape vine and tendril decoration accented with a basket weave pattern.

The hinged hallmarked cover is embellished with further grape and vine ornamentation and surmounted with an impressive stalk and entwined tendril finial.

The claret jug is fitted with an impressive handle, modelled in the form of twisted vine branches.

The glass body is embellished with fine acid etched vine and leaf decoration bordered by bands of cut glass ornamentation in addition to a star cut motif to the underside.

This exceptional claret jug is fitted to an impressive wood presentation box with a satin lined interior, securing with a hinged catch.

Date: 1853


This impressive antique glass claret jug is fitted with a fine gauge of silver mount.

The jug is fine quality and in excellent condition.

The glass body is in perfect condition.

The interior of the claret jug has been professionally cleaned and is ready for use.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the mount, and part hallmarks as expected struck to the surface of the cover are all clear.

Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of example of Victorian glassware.


Length from back of handle to lip 12cm/4.75"

Diameter of body 11.5cm/4.5"

Diameter of base 8.5cm/3.3"

Height to top of handle 33cm/13"

View the complete collection of claret jugs and decanters available at AC Silver

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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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