GeorgeIV Antique Silver Jug


Stock: 7642

Date: 1824

Maker: Robert Hennell I & Samuel Hennell

Country: England

A large antique sterling silver jug with graceful curved shape and plain design. With half fluted ribbing and impressive leaf...

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A large antique sterling silver jug with graceful curved shape and plain design. With half fluted ribbing and impressive leaf decorated handle. Excellent weight and good gauge silver. There is an inscription inside the base rim “Presented to Mrs Henry Kermit by Robert Kermit on his return from England 1825”.

Contains 1700 ml.
Weight 1394 grams, 44.8 troy ounces.
Height 30 cm. Spread 20.5 cm.
London 1824.
Maker Robert Hennell II.
Sterling silver

Marks. The lid and body both stamped matching English silver hallmarks. There are also 2 French silver marks on the lid which indicate that the jug was taken out the country for some time.


This impressive jug is in very good condition.

Maker Information

Maker: Robert Hennell I & Samuel Hennell

Samuel was the son of Robert Hennell I and the mark for their partnership was entered in 1802. Hennell Family (worked from 1728). David Hennell I was apprenticed to Edward Wood 1728. Married Hannah Broomhead 1736. First mark, as largeworker 1736. The Hennell’s had fifteen children of which only five reached maturity. David retired from business in 1773 and died 1785. Robert Hennell I, fifth child of David Hennell I, apprenticed to his father 1756, free 1763. 1st mark in partnership with David I 1763. 2nd similar. 3rd mark alone as smallworker 1772. 4th mark as saltmaker 1773. 5th mark in partnership with son David II as 3rd partner 1802. Robert Hennell II, son of John Hennell, elder brother of Robert Hennell I. Apprenticed to his uncle Robert Hennell I 1778, free 1785. Also apprenticed to John Houle as engraver. 1st mark entered as plateworker with Henry Nutting 1808. 2nd,3rd and 4th marks mark alone 1809,1820 and 1826. Retired 1833. Samuel Hennell, son of Robert Hennell I. 1st mark entered as third partner to his father and brother in 1802. 2nd mark with Robert Hennell only 1802. 3rd mark alone 1811. 4th mark in partnership with John Terry 1814, terminated 1816. David Hennell II, apprenticed to his father Robert Hennell I 1782, free 1789. Livery 1791. 1st mark in partnership with his father 1795. Second mark, with brother Samuel added to the partnership 1802. Resigned from Livery 1821.

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