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Scottish Sterling Silver Cellini Style Claret Jug - Antique Victorian

A fine large and impressive antique Victorian Scottish sterling silver Cellini style claret jug; an addition to our silver jug collection

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Description


This fine antique Victorian Scottish sterling silver Cellini style claret jug has an ewer shaped form onto a circular pedestal foot.


The body, foot and neck of the claret jug are embellished with applied and chased woodland flora and fauna decoration accented with strapwork framed chased decorated masks.


The decoration to the body incorporates a vacant bordered oval cartouche to the front.


The jug is further embellished with chased mask and scroll decoration to the underside of the pouring lip and to the hinged cover.


This fine Victorian claret jug is fitted with a large and impressive C scroll handle embellished with an figurehead ornament to the upper portion.


The circular pedestal foot is embellished with two bands of embossed and chased mask, strapwork and laurel decoration.


Read a brief history of silver claret jugs

Date: 1881

Condition


This Victorian claret jug is a very good of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.

The chased and applied decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the pouring lip and part hallmarks struck to the cover are very clear.

The maker's mark has been overstruck; which was not an unusual practice.


Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this piece of Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Height to top of handle 32.6cm/12.8"

Length from back of handle to lip 16.3cm/6.3"

Diameter of body 11.5cm/4.5"


Weight


28 troy ounces/871g


 
 
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