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Antique Victorian Rare Sterling Silver Jug 1873 (1 of 20)
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Antique Victorian Rare Sterling Silver Jug 1873

REF: C8661 / LA493887
£8,950
€10,455
$11,258
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Description
Magnificent, fine and impressive antique Victorian sterling silver jug with royal interest; part of our antique silver jugs and dining collections. This magnificent antique Victorian sterling silver covered beer jug has a circular shaped form. The undulating body of this silver jug is embellished with impressive continuous village scene of figures at various pursuits, with spiralling fruiting vines to the background; this ornamentation was influenced by Flemish/Dutch genre artwork, such as pieces crafted in the late 17th century by David Teniers II. The underside of the lip is further embellished with a cast model of a youth; it can be determined this figure is poised to catch the last drop from the spout. The jug is fitted with an exceptional hinged hallmarked cover ornamented with further fruiting vine decoration, in addition to two cast figurines to the posterior portion. The cover is surmounted with an impressive cast bud style finial. The interior of the cover is embellished with the contemporary engraved inscription 'Henry Peverill Le Mesurier. From Their Royal Highnesses The Princes Philip and Augustus of Saxe Coburg Gotha, as a Friendly Souvenir of their Sport with him in India, 1873'. This antique silver jug is fitted with an impressive cast silver vine decorated handle, with a bifurcating lower terminal. The underside of the jug bears an applied registration plaque bearing 'Elkington, 1325'. This magnificent Victorian silver jug features the original gilding to the interior. This magnificent and versatile jug will have predominantly used for beer, however could be utilised as a water or wine jug. Such lidded jugs of this style are typically electroplated; solid sterling silver examples are rare and are highly desirable. This exceptional jug, crafted by the renowned London silversmith Frederick Elkington of Elkington & Co, is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire. Maker: Frederick Elkington (Elkington & Co) Origin: London, England
measurements
Length from back of handle to tip of lip 16.5cm Width 13.4cm Height 22.4cm Weight:- 29.0 troy ounces/902.8g
declaration
AC Silver has clarified that the Antique Victorian Rare Sterling Silver Jug 1873 (LA493887) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1873
condition
This antique English silver wine jug is a magnificent gauge of silver, magnificent quality and in magnificent condition. The cast and embossed decoration is very sharp and the engraved decoration is very crisp. Full English hallmarks struck to the neck of the jug 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 magnificent antique rare silver jug.
additional info
Material:
Date of Manufacture:
1873
location
This Antique Victorian Rare Sterling Silver Jug 1873 is located in Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom