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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 1630

     

    9584 Early Swedish Antique Silver Jug

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    A good early date. An antique silver wine jug of octagonal form on a shaped detachable foot. Decorated with matted background between plain gilded bands (gilding worn). Good gauge silver. Gilt interior. Engraved to the front “Signum Fidei”. The hinged cover has a later English coat of arms (probably Weldon of Swanscombe, Kent). Weight 681 grams, 21.8 troy ounces. Height 20.5 cm. Spread 16.5 cm. Circa 1630. Maker possibly Peter Hennig, Linkoping Sweden.

  • 1707

    Nathaniel Lock

    8206 Antique Queen Anne Silver Wine Jug

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    An excellent antique silver covered jug of plain form with a cast and applied foot and handle. Britannia standard silver*. Very heavy quality. This type of jug would have been used for serving wine, beer or other cold liquids. To the front is a contemporary hand engraved armorial within a decorative fish scale cartouche. The spout has a hinged cover with hand engraved initials “W over I*M”; these initials are repeated underneath the foot. The handle has the initial “A” over some indistinct initials, possibly “I*M”, which would indicate a marriage. Contains 1525 ml. Weight 1203 grams, 38.6 troy ounces. Height 29.5 cms. Diameter of foot 10.5 cms. London 1707. Maker Nathaniel Lock.

  • 1725

    William Lukin

    7804 Antique George I Silver Flagon

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    A magnificent early English silver lidded flagon with a tall vertical sided body on a spreading base. Britannia standard silver*. Good plain design. Uninscribed. The graceful curved handle has a large cast and scrolled thumb piece and a heart shaped bottom terminal. Contains 1500 ml. Weight 1356 grams, 43.6 troy ounces. Height 32 cms (to top of thumb piece). Diameter 9.5 cms (top), 8 cms (base). London 1725. Maker William Lukin.

  • Circa 1779

    John Scofield

    8268 Georgian Silver Wine Ewer by John Scofield

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    A fine antique sterling silver wine jug in the elegant classical style typical of this well regarded maker. With a tall shapely form on a pedestal foot and curved wooden handle with discreetly decorated end mounts. To the body there is a central band with bead borders, the lid and foot are similarly decorated. To the front there is a large hand engraved crest of a lion rampant. Contains 1200 ml. Weight 775 grams, 24.9 troy ounces. Height 31 cms (top of handle). Spread 16 cms. Diameter of base 10.25 cms. London 1779. Maker John Scofield.

  • Circa 1787

    John Scofield

    6689 Georgian Silver Wine Ewer by John Scofield

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    A fine antique sterling silver wine jug in the elegant classical style typical of this well regarded maker. With a tall shapely form on a pedestal foot and curved wooden handle with discreetly decorated end mounts. Weight 830 grams, 26.6 troy ounces. Contains 850 ml. Height 28.5 cms. Spread 15.5 cms. London 1787. Maker John Scofield.

  • 1788

    John Scofield

    8875 Georgian Silver Wine Ewer by John Scofield

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    A fine antique sterling silver wine jug in the elegant classical style typical of this well regarded maker. Excellent quality and weight. With a tall shapely form on a pedestal foot and curved wooden handle with discreetly decorated end mounts. The body is half fluted below a central reeded band. To the front there is a hand engraved coat of arms with the motto below “Vis Unita Fortior” – “United Strength is Stronger”. On the lid there is a hand engraved crest. Contains 1300 ml. Weight 1036 grams, 33.3 troy ounces. Height 33 cms (top of handle). Spread 16.2 cms. London 1788. Maker John Scofield.

  • 1798

    Paul Storr

    6876 George III Silver Jug by Paul Storr

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    A fine antique silver jug by this highly sought after English maker. Very plain design with a slightly hammered finish. In the form of a 5th century BC Etruscan beaked oinochoe. Heavy gauge silver. With a hand engraved crest of a lion to the front. Weight 636 grams, 20.4 troy ounces. Contains 800 ml. Height 17 cms. Spread 17 cms. London 1798. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1804

    James Dempster

    9280 Georgian Silver Water Jug

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    Scottish silver. An antique sterling silver jug of large size. Excellent plain form with lower body ribbed design and standing on a square pedestal foot. Gilt interior. Wooden handle insulators. Contains 1800 ml. Weight 1074 grams, 34.5 troy ounces. Height 28.5 cms. Spread 21 cm. Foot 11 cm square. Edinburgh 1804. Maker James Dempster.

  • 1829

    Paul Storr

    7644 George III Silver Wine Ewer

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    A superb antique sterling silver wine jug with a shaped vase form on spreading pedestal foot. Fantastic quality from top to toe, just as you’d expect from this prestigious English master silversmith. With a cast decorative top finial, thick knotted handle, large applied vine leaves to the lower body and a heavy cast silver foot. Wrapped around the body are 2 bands of ornate gilt silver vine leaves and a curious feature is the lower band, which covers the silver hallmarks, but can be detached by unscrewing the central vine leaf. The inner lid and inside the jug also have the original gilt finish. Contains 1200 ml. Weight 969 grams, 31.1 troy ounces. Height 29 cms. Spread 18 cms. London 1829. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1834

    Paul Storr

    8734 Antique Silver Wine Ewer by Paul Storr

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    A superb antique sterling silver wine jug with a shaped vase form on spreading pedestal foot. Fantastic quality from top to toe, just as you’d expect from this prestigious English master silversmith. The decoration is superb with cast applied mounts, lid finial and embossed foot, all with a vine leaf and grape decoration. The lower body is leaf wrapped. Contains 1100 ml. Weight 995 grams, 31.9 troy ounces. Height 29.5 cms. Spread 17 cms. London 1834. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1841

    William Gough

    8706 Antique Silver Claret Jug

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    A stylish Victorian period silver claret jug with a clear crystal body etched with a band of swags and Greek key pattern borders. The sterling silver mount has a decorative pierced top, shell pouring lip and finial, and a very smart geometric design handle decorated all over. Contains 820 ml. Height 24 cms. Birmingham 1841. Maker William Gough.

  • 1855

    Elkington

    9228 Antique Silver Ascos Jug

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    An excellent quality Victorian sterling silver jug in the classical Greek ascos form. Part gilded, the lid is mounted with cast figural rams and has a concealed hinge; the ornamental curved handle finishes with a putti at the base. The liquid pours from a semi concealed aperture at the front. Hand engraved to the base is a family crest, monogram and presentation inscription. Contains 1070 ml. Weight 974 grams, 31.3 troy ounces. Height 21 cm. Spread 20 cm. Birmingham 1855. Made by Elkington & Co.

  • 1856

    John Figg

    9043 Antique Silver Claret Jug

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    A stunning quality 19th century engraved crystal claret jug with decorative silver mount and pedestal foot. Very elegant design. Original gilt finish. The jug has a detachable silver grape stopper, a graceful bacchus and cherub design handle, and classical motifs to the mount. The crystal glass body has an excellent quality grapevine engraved design. Height 40.5 cms. Spread 12.5 cms. Marked on each piece for London 1856. Maker John Figg.

  • 1858

    Hunt & Roskell

    9500 Antique Silver Hunting Jug

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    Of sporting interest. A Victorian sterling silver flagon with hinged lid and scroll handle. The body has a deep relief hunting scene with horses and riders hunting to hounds. The lid has a dog finial. Gilt interior. Contains 1400 ml. Weight 1039 grams. Height 26.5cm. Spread 21.5cm. London 1858. Maker Hunt & Roskell, late Storr & Mortimer.

  • Circa 1860

     

    8722 Antique French Silver Claret Jug

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    A stunning quality 19th century cut crystal claret jug with decorative silver mount and pedestal foot. Very elegant design. Original gilt inside the lid. The jug has a silver swan finial and a graceful curving swan design handle. There are additional swan themes within the pierced silver body decoration. The crystal glass body has excellent quality deep cut designs and heavy crisscross work. Contains 690 ml. Height 32.5 cms. Spread 13.5 cms. Marked around the top silver mount with French silver stamps. 950 grade. Circa 1860/70.

  • Circa 1870

     

    8918 French Silver Claret Jugs

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    A pair of excellent quality 19th century cut crystal claret jugs with decorative silver mount and pedestal foot. The silver has reed and ribbon borders and pierced decoration with flowers and foliage, the lid has a pretty leaf finial. The cut crystal has 4 engraved panels. Each contains 975 ml. Height 32cm. Marked on lid, top mount and under the base with a French silver stamps. 950 grade. Circa 1870.

  • 1872

    John Grinsell & Sons

    9531 Antique Silver Claret Jug

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    A decorative antique sterling silver wine jug of elegant form. The crystal body has criss cross cutting and a star cut base. The silver mount has engraved and embossed decoration. The inside of the lid is gilded. Contains 1000 ml. Height 27 cm. Spread 12 cm. London 1872. Maker John Grinsell & Sons.

  • 1877

    John Smyth Of Dublin

    6475 Irish Victorian Silver Armada Jug

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    A magnificent large antique sterling silver wine jug of elegant shaped form on pedestal foot. The hinged lid, with ornate flower finial, opens by squeezing the handle mechanism. Beautifully chased with flowers, swirls and leaves, the jug has a cartouche to both sides, one with an engraved crest and motto to the centre. To the front there is an applied leopards head and both sides of each cartouche there is a winged figure. Weight 1387 grams, 44.5 troy ounces. Tall height 38 cms. Diameter of foot 12.5 cms. Dublin 1877. Maker John Smith.

  • 1882

    Heath And Middleton

    7857 Antique Silver Claret Jug

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    A stylish Arts and Crafts period claret jug with a clear glass body and plain sterling silver mount. Excellent plain form and geometric silver. Contains 1000 ml. Height 20.5 cms. Spread 12.5 cms. London 1882. Maker Heath and Middleton.

  • 1884

    Martin Hall and Co

    9492 Antique Silver Jug

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    A Victorian sterling silver jug of globular form with half ribbed decoration to the body. Good size suitable as a water jug. Contains 1050 ml. Weight 535 grams, 17.2 troy ounces. Height 15.5 cm. Diameter of top 10.2cm. Spread 19cm. London 1884. Maker Martin, Hall & Co.

  • 1885

    Martin Hall and Co

    9832 Victorian Silver Armada Jug

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    A magnificent large antique sterling silver wine jug in the traditional form of an Armada jug. Very elegant design on a pedestal foot. Suitable for both hot and cold drinks. The hinged lid, with ornate flower and scroll finial, opens by squeezing the handle mechanism. Beautifully chased with flowers, scrolls and leaves, the jug has a cartouche to both sides (uninscribed). The front has an applied animals head and to either side of each cartouche there is a winged classical figure with arms extended. Weight 943 grams, 30.3 troy ounces. Height 31.5cm. Spread 14.5cm. London 1885. Maker Martin Hall.

  • 1887

    Cartwright‚ Hirons & Woodward

    9529 Antique Silver Claret Jug

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    A decorative antique sterling silver wine jug of tall slender form. The crystal body is cut in the heavy quality Victorian hob nail design. The silver mount has grape vine detail entwined around the neck, the lid finial in the form of a bunch of grapes, the handle formed realistically as a branch with bark engraving and leaves. Contains 1050 ml. Height 29.5 cm. London 1887. MakerCartwright, Hirons and Woodward.

  • 1890

    John Grinsell & Sons

    9503 Antique Silver Claret Jug

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    An attractive sterling silver wine jug of globular form having a plain silver mount with hinged lid. The crystal body has a swirly cut star design. Engraved to the top is an eagle crest and stylised monogram. Traces of gilt to the interior. Height 16cm. Spread 12.5cm. Birmingham 1890. Maker John Grinsell & Sons.

  • 1890

    John Grinsell & Sons

    9509 Antique Silver Claret Jug

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    An attractive sterling silver wine jug of globular form having a plain silver mount with hinged lid. The crystal body has a swirly cut star design. Engraved to the top is an eagle crest and stylised monogram. Traces of gilt to the interior. Height 16cm. Spread 12.5cm. Birmingham 1890. Maker John Grinsell & Sons. Matches #9503 claret jug

  • 1890

    Martin Hall and Co

    9719 Antique Silver Wine Jug

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    A stylish antique sterling silver wine ewer of tall elegant vase form with pedestal foot and all over ribbing and bead borders. The body has bands of matting and dot motif decoration. Weight 731 grams, 23.5 troy ounces. Height 30.5cm. Spread 15cm. Sheffield 1890. Maker Martin Hall.

  • 1892

    Hukin & Heath

    6807 Arts and Crafts Silver Claret Jug by Hukin and Heath

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    A very smart antique sterling silver mounted wine jug with a dimpled crystal body. The plain and stylish features includ a triangular box spout and a geometric handle. Height 15.5 cms. Contains 950 ml. Birmingham 1892. Maker Hukin & Heath.

  • Circa 1900

    James Dixon

    6828 Arts and Crafts Silver Plated and Crystal Claret Jug

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    A stylish antique wine jug with plain style silver plated mount and black bakalite handle. In the style of Christopher Dresser. Marked on the base of the handle for maker James Dixon & Sons. Height 25 cms. Spread 14.5 cms. Contains 1150 ml. Circa 1900. Marked on the base of the handle for maker James Dixon & Sons. Manufacturing number F3900.

  • 1901

    John Grinsell & Sons

    9025 Arts and Crafts Silver Claret Jug

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    A stylish antique silver mounted wine jug with a segmented crystal body. The smart, plain stylish features include a straight box spout and a geometric handle. Contains 900 ml. Height 20 cms. Spread 12.3 cms. London 1901. Maker John Grinsell & Sons. Sterling silver.

  • 1910

    Walker & Hall

    9168 Antique Silver Wine Ewer

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    In the Regency style, an attractive wine jug with vine leaf body decoration and a grape finial. The scrolled foliate handle has pierced and grape cluster ornament. Gilt interior. Contains 1150 ml. Weight 801 grams, 25.7 troy ounces. Height 34 cm. Spread 17.5 cm. Sheffield 1910. Maker Walker & Hall.

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