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Sterling Silver Gilt Cream Jug by Robert Innes - Antique Georgian

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Georgian English sterling silver gilt cream jug made by Robert Innes; an addition to our silver teaware collection

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Description


This exceptional antique George II sterling silver gilt cream jug has an oval shaped form onto an oval shaped, spreading foot.


The cast sterling silver body of this Georgian silver cream jug is embellished with a large floral and foliate festoon, incorporating a scrolling cartouche to the anterior surface.


The cartouche bears a contemporary bright cut engraved coat of arms* surmounted with a crest depicting a greyhound sejant, collared and lined, all above the motto 'Semper Fidelis' - Always Faithful / Always Loyal.


This fine example of Georgian silverware is fitted with an impressive antique style dolphin/mystical fish decorated handle ornamented with scale decoration.


The impressive oval scrolling shaped base is further ornamented with organic decoration and leaf textures.


This exceptional cream jug retains the original gilding.


Such examples of cast Georgian cream jugs are becoming increasingly difficult to locate.


* The marital coat of arms is that of the Smith, Baronet of Sydling St Nicholas in the County of Dorset and Marriott. These armorial bearings commomorate the marriage of Sir John Wyldbore Smith, the 2nd Baronet2 of Sydling St Nicholas in the County of Dorset and Elizabeth Anne Marriott, the second daughter and co-heiress of the Reverend James Marriott, of Horsmonden in the County of Kent. Read this items heraldic identification report.


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Condition


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

The cast ornamentation is very sharp and the bright cut engraved heraldry is very crisp.

The original gilding has natural wear in keeping with age.

The hallmarks struck to the body are clear; the hallmarks are comprised of the maker's mark struck four times.


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


Dimensions


Length from back of handle to tip of lip 13.7cm/5.4"

Width 6.4cm/2.5"

Length of foot 7.6cm/3"

Width of foot 5.8cm/2.3"

Height 11cm/4.3"


Weight


6.8 troy ounces/213g


 
 
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