This exceptional antique Turkish silver coffee jug has a baluster shaped form to a circular spreading foot.
The surface of this antique coffee jug encompassed with a band of chased palmette designs flanked with interlacing lozenge borders.
The upper rim of the jug is encircled with applied bead decoration below a broad band of palmette ornamentation.
This antique coffee jug is fitted with a plain domed hinged hallmarked cover encircled with a band of applied bead decoration to the rim.
The cover is surmounted with an exceptional hallmarked cast silver gilt finial modelled in the form of cockerel on a floral and foliate terrain; the gilding has worn with age in a sympathetic fashion to an aesthetically pleasing mellow colour.
The hinge to the cover is embellished with an exceptional cast silver scrolling bracket accented with a cockerel's head to the terminal.
This coffee jug is fitted with the original cast hallmarked S scroll handle accented with a leaf decoration and collar to the upper portion of the handpiece, in addition to a cockerel's head to each scrolling terminal.
The hallmarked foot is encompassed with chased braid style chevron ornamentation in a swirl design, in addition to two applied bands of bead decoration.
Maker: Untraced Maker's Mark