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Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian

A magnificent, fine and impressive composite pair of antique Victorian English sterling silver jugs/ewers; an addition to our Victorian silverware collection

SKU: A7342
Price: £15,950.00
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Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Jugs - Antique Victorian

Description


These magnificent sterling silver Victorian jugs have a moon flask shaped form onto an oval domed foot.


The body of each antique jug is embellished with magnificent chased leaf and stemmed floral spray designs amidst opposing scroll decoration, accented with leaf textures and shaped panels of matte background.


The chased ornamentation to each jug incorporates a scroll bordered shaped vacant cartouche to one side.


The waisted necks are encompassed with applied moulded girdles below further chased scroll and floral ornamentation to the upper portions and underside of the lips.


The upper rim of each jug is embellished with an applied moulded border.


These Victorian jugs are fitted with exceptional elongated cast S scroll handles embellished with chased decorated leaf designs to the upper and lower portions; this leaf ornamentation forms the thumbpiece of each handle.


The domed foot of each solid silver jug is encircled with further chased floral and scroll decoration.


One of these London made antique silver ewers/jugs was crafted by Richard Sibley I in 1849 and the other by Francis Boone Thomas of F B Thomas & Co in 1878; they both bear the identical retailer's mark Thomas, 153 New Bond ST and can be assumed the later piece was crafted to create a matching pair.


Such magnificent and large jugs are becoming increasingly difficult to locate, these examples are the finest of their type you could hope to acquire.


Read a brief history on antique silver jugs


Date: 1849/1878

Condition


These antique jugs are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The chased decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each jug are all very clear; the hallmarks are deeply struck due to the exceptional gauge of silver.

The retailer's marks to the rim of the foot and underside of the base are also very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these pieces of Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Length from back of handle to tip of lip 28.1cm/11.1"

Width 13.6cm/5.4"

Height 49.3cm/19.4"


Total Weight


140.7 troy ounces/4377g


 
 
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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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