Antique Victorian Sterling Silver and Glass Claret Jug Carrington & Co 1897. A magnificent, fine and impressive antique Victorian sterling silver and glass claret jug; an addition to our silver jug collection. This magnificent antique Victorian English sterling silver and glass Cellini style claret jug has a ewer shaped form onto a circular pedestal foot. The waisted neck of this Victorian claret jug is embellished with exceptional chased foliate decoration accented scrolling strapwork and incorporating chased decorated figural masks, all on a matte background; there is a large secondary mask to the underside of the pouring lip.
The neck terminates with a plain, knopped waisted portion to a broad band of six chased alternating grotesque figural medallions accented with scrolling leaf decoration and segmented with plain convex fluted designs. The lower portion of the body is further embellished with a segmented band incorporating chased decorated busts accented with foliate designs. The magnificent central glass portion of the jug is ornamented with etched strapwork designs encompassing mask and thistle designs, all flanked with scrolling decoration. The decoration to the etched glass body incorporates suspended floral festoons and supported grazing livestock.This impressive example of Victorian silverware is fitted with a domed hinged hallmarked cover, embellished with large scrolling leaf designs on a matte background and surmounted with an exceptional cast sterling silver finial. This fine antique claret jug is fitted with an imposing cast sterling silver S scroll handle embellished with a figurehead ornament to the upper portion in addition to strapwork and fluted designs to the handpiece. The knopped circular pedestal foot is embellished with a band of chased decoration reflecting a simplified style to the upper portion of the body, all above a foliate festoon accented with further mask designs. The interior of this magnficent example of antique Victorian glassware retains the original gilding.
Cellini style jugs combining solid silver and glass components are rare to the market; this piece is the finest example of its type you could hope to acquire. This Victorian claret jug is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The glass portion is in perfect condition. The chased and cast decoration is very sharp. Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the body and part hallmarks struck to the interior of the cover are very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this piece of Victorian silverware. Height to top of handle 31.3cm/12.3. Length from back of handle to lip 18cm/7.1.
Diameter of body 11.2cm/4.4. Diameter of foot 9cm/3.5.Not measurable due to glass body. Maker: Carrington & Co (John Bodman Carrington). We are dedicated to ensuring the highest possible quality service to our customers, always going above and beyond! See the tabs below to read more about our policies. Andrew Campbell founder and owner of AC Silver has been dealing in antique diamond & gemstone jewellery and antique sterling silver since 1977. In addition to his high quality Newcastle-based shop, Andrew has developed what is now an established and internationally recognised online store.
For more details see our About Us. FREE OF CHARGE to all customers - including national and international deliveries. The item "Antique Victorian Sterling Silver and Glass Claret Jug Carrington & Co 1897" is in sale since Tuesday, August 8, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Pitchers/Jugs".The seller is "acsilver925" and is located in Newcastle upon Tyne. This item can be shipped worldwide.