Victorian Silver Lemonade Jug
Maker: Martin Hall
A handsome antique silver jug. Large capacity. The engraved silver mount has a bead border and an additional strengthening band...
A handsome antique silver jug. Large capacity. The engraved silver mount has a bead border and an additional strengthening band around the lower body. The crystal glass body has straight tapering sides with criss cross cutting and a star cut base. Suitable for most cold drinks. Heavy weight. Contains 2.5 litres. Height 29cm. Spread 21.5cm. Diameter of base 14.5cm. London 1874. Maker Martin Hall.
This large and useful silver jug is in excellent quality with no damage or restoration to the silver or glass. Each piece of silver is separately marked and the silver marks are matching, crisp and easy to read. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
Maker: Martin Hall
The firm Martin Hall was established as a partnership in 1820 in Sheffield by Henry Wilkinson and John Roberts, trading as Wilkinson & Roberts. Wilkinson left in 1836. In 1846 John Roberts became partners with Ebenezer Hall (his apprentice in 1836) as Roberts & Hall. In 1854 Richard Martin (of Martin Brothers & Naylor) and Joshua Hall (brother of Ebenezer Hall) entered the partnership and the firm became Martin, Hall & Co. In 1866 the firm became a limited company. Although originally based at Shrewsbury Works, Sheffield the company also had factories in London and Birmingham with showrooms in London and Glasgow. The firm participated in the 1851 Great Exhibition, the International Exhibition (1862), the Sydney Exhibition (1879), the Melbourne Exhibition (1881) and the 1915 British Industries Fair. In liquidation 1933, Closed by 1936. Their full name was Richard Martin, Ebenezer Hall & Co.
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