This exceptional antique English sterling silver beer/water jug has a plain baluster form onto a circular spreading foot, in the classic 18th century style.
The body of this impressive antique silver jug is plain and embellished with the contemporary bright cut engraved crest of out of a tower a lion holding an escutcheon, above the motto 'Fortitudine' - With Fortitude.
This impressive example of antique silverware is fitted with a sterling silver handle ornamented with a plain elevated thumbpiece and scrolling terminals.
The beak style spout of this sterling silver jug is embellished with a vase-shaped moulding with a drop shaped form to the nadir.
The underside of the jug bears the retailer's mark 'Mappin & Webb Ltd'.
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