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Wine Jugs & Ewers

Browse our collection of antique silver Wine Jugs & Ewers. The earliest silver wine jugs with hinged lids were introduced in the late 18th century as a development of the earlier beer and water jugs. The elegant classical style of the 1780’s gradually gave way to the more decorative designs of the early 1800s. In the middle of the 19th century glass claret jugs with silver mounts were an additional line to the all silver wine ewers.

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Wine Jugs & Ewers

Browse our collection of antique silver Wine Jugs & Ewers. The earliest silver wine jugs with hinged lids were introduced in the late 18th century as a development of the earlier beer and water jugs. The elegant classical style of the 1780’s gradually gave way to the more decorative designs of the early 1800s. In the middle of the 19th century glass claret jugs with silver mounts were an additional line to the all silver wine ewers.

  • Circa 1830

    Donald Fraser

    10229 Scottish Provincial Antique Silver Wine Jug

    £6,950

    A stunning antique silver ewer made in the Scottish provincial town of Inverness. This rare piece of collectible silver has an elegant vase shaped form and is decorated with cast silver borders, the lid surmounted by a grape and vine leaf finial, the lower body wrapped with vertical straps of flower and leaf ornament. Fantastic heavy quality from top to toe. Contains 1050 ml. Weight 1183 grams, 38 troy ounces. Height 28.5cm. Spread 20cm. Inverness circa 1830. Maker Donald Fraser. Sterling silver. 19th century.

  • 1874

    Hunt & Roskell

    8525 Antique Silver Wine Jug

    £975

    A fine antique sterling silver wine ewer of tall shapely vase form having a curved silver handle with acanthus leaf terminal. Plain style and elegant classical shape. Excellent quality and good gauge silver as you’d expect from this prestigious firm of silversmiths, previously known as Storr & Mortimer, the famous Paul Storr partnership. Gilt interior. Contains 1350 ml. Weight 810 grams, 25.1 troy ounces. Height 29.5 cms. Spread 12 cms. London 1874. Maker Hunt & Roskell (late Storr & Mortimer).

  • 1875 - 1876

    Martin Hall and Co

    10129 Antique Silver Ewer and Basin

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    A very rare and prestigious item. This magnificent gilt silver armada jug and stand was presented in honour of the Guildhall banquet for the Prince and Princess of Wales’s return from India. The tall jug, of vase shape form, has bands of classical motifs and ribbing, the centre with deep relief swags of ribbons and fruit with centre medallions. This superb decoration is repeated on the matching base which has a raised central dome decorated with the Prince of Wales feathers. The front of the basin has a large presentation inscription dated 1876. Weight – ewer 908 grams, basin 1258 grams, total 2166 grams, 69.6 troy ounces. Jug – height36cm, spread 14cm. Basin diameter 39.5cm. London 1875/6. Maker Martin Hall.

  • 1881

    Edward Barnard & Sons

    9377 Victorian Silver Wine Jug

    £1,650

    A fine antique sterling silver wine ewer of tall elegant vase form standing on a ribbed pedestal foot. The body is finely engraved with bands of leaves and scrolls. A very nice feature is the little model bird at the base of the handle. The lid and interior of the jug is gilded and has a free form pouring mechanism. Weight 834 grams, 26.8 troy ounces. Contains 1400 ml. Height 35.3 cms (top of handle). Spread 14 cms. London 1881. Maker W & J Barnard.

  • 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.

  • Circa 1890

    Victor Boivin

    9825 French Silver Claret Jugs

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    A fantastic quality pair of French silver mounted glass claret jugs in the style of Victor Boivin, a leading French 19th century silversmith. Of globular form, on a circular foot, the glass is encased with a fine quality decoration of pierced silver flowers, leaves, scrolls and other motifs. Original gilt to the inside of the lid and neck. Each contains 800 ml. Height 32cm. Spread across the handle 15.5cm. With French silver stamps. Maker or retailer’s stamp “HTO”. Circa 1890.

  • 1899

    Walter And Charles Sissons

    9480 Antique Silver Claret Jug

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    A handsome Victorian sterling silver mounted wine jug with a fine quality cut crystal body. The silver has foliate scroll decoration and a pierced silver thumbpiece. Contains 1300ml. Height 24cm/26.8cm to top of thumbpiece. Spread 16cm. Sheffield 1899. Maker Walter and Charles Sissons.

  • 1900

    B Neresheimer & Sohnes

    9941 Antique Silver Bear Decanter

    £7,950

    A splendid antique silver drinks flask in the form of a standing bear with outstretched paws. Excellent quality and heavy gauge cast silver. Very pleasing design with lifelike detail in the face and all-over chased fur. The head is removable so that the body can be used as a decanter and the head as a cup; it pours beautifully. The interior is gilded. Contains 1 litre. Weight 1407 grams, 45.2 troy ounces. Height 24.5cm. Width between the paws 13.5cm. German Hanau silver marks. Probably Neresheimer. Circa 1900.

  • 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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