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Beer & Water Jugs

Browse our collection of antique silver Beer & Water Jugs dating back as early as the 17th century.

The earliest form of Flagon used for serving wine, beer and other cold drinks dates from the late 16th and early 17th century. These are extremely rare and would originally have had a companion dish or basin.

Silver Beer Jug. This plain baluster jug was introduced circa 1720 and remained popular for the next 50 years. These jugs occasionally have hinged covers and make ideal water jugs for the dining table. By the end of the 18th century the jugs became very decorative and became adapted for serving wine.

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Beer & Water Jugs

Browse our collection of antique silver Beer & Water Jugs dating back as early as the 17th century.

The earliest form of Flagon used for serving wine, beer and other cold drinks dates from the late 16th and early 17th century. These are extremely rare and would originally have had a companion dish or basin.

Silver Beer Jug. This plain baluster jug was introduced circa 1720 and remained popular for the next 50 years. These jugs occasionally have hinged covers and make ideal water jugs for the dining table. By the end of the 18th century the jugs became very decorative and became adapted for serving wine.

  • 1749

    Richard Gurney And Thomas Cooke

    10157 George II Antique Silver Beer Jug

    £5,950

    A classic antique silver jug of baluster form on a plain circular cast foot, with a sparrow beak spout and hand engraved crest. An attractive feature is the carved wooden handle with the lower socket in the form of a bird. Large size, heavy gauge silver and excellent patina. Useful for serving both cold and hot drinks. Contains 1700 ml. Weight (including wooden handle) 1273 grams, 40.9 troy ounces. Height 23.7cm (to top of thumbpiece). Spread 19.6cm. Diameter 9.5 cm. London 1749. Maker Richard Gurney & Thomas Cook. Sterling silver.

  • 1766

    Thomas Whipham & William Williams

    10300 George III Antique Silver Beer Jug

    £5,950

    An impressive antique silver jug of baluster form on a broad gadrooned foot. Good plain style and heavy gauge silver. To the front is an expansive hand engraved cartouche containing a lion armorial with motto and crest. The acanthus leaf mounted scroll handle has a beaded spine and is hand engraved with the initial “A”. The spout also has beaded spine below. Large capacity. Contains 1500 ml. Weight 959 grams, 30.8 troy ounces. Height 23 cm. Spread 22 cm. Diameter 9.8cm (top), 9.8cm (base). London 1766. Maker Thomas Whipham & William Williams.

  • Circa 1890

     

    9722 Antique German Silver Jug – Napoleon

    £5,450

    A massive novelty silver jug in the form of Napoleon Bonaparte, the iconic French statesman and military leader. Suitable for wine, beer and water. Superb bright gilt finish and excellent quality modelling and chased detail. Napoleon is wearing full dress regalia, with epaulettes and the trademark bicorne hat, he is sitting on a military drum. Contains 1700 ml. Weight 996 grams, 32 troy ounces. Height 31.5cm. Spread 18.5cm. Diameter of drum 10cm. Stamped underneath with German silver marks (crown and moon) and the silver grade 800*. Maker “SB” crowned. Circa 1890.

  • 1921

    Carringtons & Co

    9870 Antique Silver Wine Ewer

    £3,950

    A magnificent silver gilt wine jug, of good size and weight, in the Renaissance style. Perfect for serving cold drinks, wine, beer and water. Of tall, bulbous form, the jug has a slender tapering neck, a graceful shaped handle, and a lady face mask to the front. The cutwork decoration is interspersed with foliate symbols and flowerheads. Contains 1250 ml. Weight 1302 grams, 41.5 troy ounces. Height 37cm. Spread 18cm. London 1921. Maker Carrington & Co.

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