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Antique Victorian Silver Cream Jug London1854

Antique Victorian Silver Cream Jug London1854
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  • Antique Victorian Silver Cream Jug London1854
  • Antique Victorian Silver Cream Jug London1854
  • Antique Victorian Silver Cream Jug London1854
  • Antique Victorian Silver Cream Jug London1854
  • Antique Victorian Silver Cream Jug London1854
  • Antique Victorian Silver Cream Jug London1854
  • Antique Victorian Silver Cream Jug London1854
  • Antique Victorian Silver Cream Jug London1854
Price: £395.00
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This is an exquisite Victorian sterling  silver cream jug with hallmarks for London 1854 and the makers mark of the renowned silversmith Henry Holland.

It is masterfully made in silver with beautiful  floral embossed decorations. The jug stands on shell shape feet. The cartouche bears initials which appear to be JB.

There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is certain to add a special something to your silver collection.


Excellent - please see photos for confirmation of its condition.

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

Henry Holland -
established the company as spoon makers in 1838 and was joined by his son Henry II in 1851, changing the company name to Holland & Son. The company's first major acquisition was made in 1866 when they bought Elizabeth Eaton & Son, a top quality spoon making firm with a long and fine history. 

By 1880, Henry I had retired and two new partners were taken on; John Aldwinckle and James Slater. Henry II retired in 1883 and another major acquisition made; the purchase of Chawner & Co. from George Adams.

Another famous silversmithing name, Robert Hennel & Sons, was bought in 1887. The company produced some of the finest silver flatware, around the turn of the Century. It was bought by Francis Higgins in 1922 but continued to trade under it's own name until 1932.

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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