Stunning Traditional Form English Sterling Silver Gilt Interior Victorian Wine Ewer Claret Jug of outstanding quality and generous proportions. Third quarter of the Nineteenth Century. Retailed by Wordley & Co. Liverpool, England
Classical urn form with beaded rim, the dome hinged cover with acorn bud finial on a leafy calyx, the leaf capped bifurcated scroll handle with bone insulators, the neck embossed with foliate husk swags between ribbons, above a stiff Acanthus leaf border, the main body embossed with foliate husk swags incorperating maske, above a graduated stiff leaf border between beaded rims. Back and front views are similar.
Height: (entire overall as shown in image one) 12.5” (31.75cm). Diameter: (at base) 3.75" (9.5cm).
Weight: (an impressive) 28.8ozs. (813 grams).
Mark of RM & EH for Martin Hall & Co.
Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall, Shrewsbury Works, Sheffield.
London Hallmark for 1872. Retailers mark at base rim.
Condition: Superb condition for such an early example with no losses to body just a few tiny, tiny marks, not easy to find.
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
Affordable fixed price Worldwide Store to door shipping.