This exceptional antique sterling silver coffee jug, in sterling standard, has a baluster form.
The body of this Victorian coffee jug is embellished with an impressive broad band of bright cut ornamentation depicting connected Grecian figures intertwined with long flowing fabric, all on a matte background.
This narrative scene is flanked with an impressive interlacing leaf decorated border to the lower portion and a scrolling Akroter decorated band to the upper portion, in addition to plain moulded borders to the rims.
This impressive antique coffee jug is fitted with a flush hinged hallmarked cover encircled with a bright cut engraved undulating band; the flush indicates the high quality of the piece.
The cover is surmounted by the original sterling silver finial in the formation of a flower comprised of scrolling leaf designs and textures.
The coffee jug retains the original rounded sterling silver handle, incorporating a leaf design to the upper portion and an exceptional leaf design to the lower socket.
The interior of this impressive example of Victorian silverware retains the original gilding.
This versatile jug could be functionally used for coffee or water.
This exceptional antique Victorian coffee pot / jug, crafted by the renowned London silversmiths Joseph Angell I & Joseph Angell II, is a highly desirable size.
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