Antique Victorian Silver Cream Jug London1854
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We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this wonderful antique Victorian silver cream jug that bears the makers marks of the renowned silversmith Henry Holland and hallmarks for London 1854.
This is a masterfully made antique silver jug and features beautiful floral embossed decoration. This antique Victorian silver cream jug stands on shell shape feet and has a cartouche that bears initials that appear to be JB.
It is in excellent condition which can be seen from the gallery of images we have provided.
More About Henry Holland
Henry Holland established a company of spoon makers in 1838 and was joined by his son Henry in 1851 when he then changed the name of the company to Henry Holland & Son. In 1866 they made their first major acquisition, buying Elizabeth Eaton & Son, a top quality spoon maker with a long and distinguished history.
Henry senior retired in 1880 and the company took on two new partners: John Aldwinckle and James Slater. Henry junior retired in 1883 and another major purchase was made - Chawner & Co. from George Adams. They went on to buy another famous silversmithing name - Robert Hennel & Sons in 1887. By the turn of the century, the company was providing some of the finest silver flatware available. The company was bought by Francis Higgins in 1922 but continued to trade under its own name until 1932.
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
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You are also accountable for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the shipping of this antique silver jug.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 12.5 x Width 9 x Depth 11 & Weight 5.7 troy oz
Dimensions in inches:
Height 5 inches x Width 3 inches x Depth 4 inches & Weight 0.18 kg
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 05539
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