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Sterling Silver Cream Jug - Antique Victorian (1877)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver cream jug; an addition to our silver teaware collection

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Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver cream jug has a compressed, circular rounded form.


The body of this Victorian silver jug is embellished with fine and impressive chased scrolling coriander leaf and rope decoration, in the Kashmir style.


This exceptional cream jug is fitted with a fine and impressive cast handle modelled in the form of a snake; the snake's head extends out within the vessel and the intertwining tail forms the lower terminal.


The underside of the base bears the retailers mark 'Hancocks' & Co, 39 Bruton St, London' in addition to the registration number 'W40' and the contemporary engraved initials 'RCL'.


This exceptional sterling silver cream jug, crafted by the renowned silversmith Charles Frederick Hancock, is the finest example of its type you could hope to acquire.


Date: 1877

Condition


This antique cream jug is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The cast and chased decoration are all very sharp

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the base are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of Victorian silver.


Dimensions


Length from back of handle to tip of lip 17.1cm/6.7"

Width 10.7cm/4.2"

Height 7.2cm/2.8"


Weight


7.3 troy ounces/226g


 
 
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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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