Antique Victorian sterling silver claret jug 1850
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Standing just 11 inches in height and weighing in at 28 troy oz, this is a very fine English Victorian Sterling Silver claret jug bearing hallmarks for London 1850. It also bears the makers mark of Stephen Smith & William Nicholson of Duke Street, Lincolns Inn Fields, London.
The nicely shaped body of the claret jug is resplendent with lots of applied foliate decoration including vines and vine leaves. Please take a look at the photographs to see the hallmarks and makers marks on the body and the lid which are clear and sharp. You will also note that the interior still has it's original gilding.
Pieces from this celebrated maker, who were only active for a relatively short time, 1850 until 1863, are sought after and frequently appear in top end auctions commanding respectable prices.
This claret jug bears an interesting engraved inscription as follows:
“Thomas Murran Esq
Provost of Wigtown
George Young MP
Solicitor General for Scotland
We are very pleased to be able to offer this fine piece for sale in excellent condition. It has no signs of repair, no dings or dents or indeed any damage at all. You are encouraged to view the photographs with this listing in order to see for yourself just how lovely this claret jug is and the condition it is in.
To View This Antique Sterling Silver Claret Jug in Person
We always recommend that prospective purchasers of any piece should inspect the item that they are considering investing in personally if you possibly can and we recommend that you pay a visit to our north London showroom in order to see this fine silver claret jug for yourself. Whilst you are in the showroom you will also be able to view our other items of antique silverware, tableware, cutlery and other sterling silver items.
It is advisable however, if you do intend to make a journey specifically to see this antique sterling silver claret jug please contact us ahead of your visit in order to confirm that it is still available as it may have already have been reserved or sold. Please quote the item’s unique reference number, as shown above, when contacting us so that we know which of our many pieces you wish to discuss with us.
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If You Would Like More Information
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
This is a sought after and collectable item and we want it to reach you in the same, excellent condition that it leaves us in. It will require expert packing and transportation in order to ship it safely to your address. We can deliver this sterling silver ewer to almost any location across the world and we will of course arrange the packing for you. However, before purchasing, please contact us for a shipping quotation so that we can fully understand and address your requirements. Please note that we deliver free of charge to mainland UK destinations.
If you are not satisfied with the item you receive, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this sterling silver claret jug by Stephen Smith & William Nicholson unless we have inaccurately described it in some way and you do not receive the item as described. You must return the article in its original packaging and condition.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 28 x Width 25 x Depth 17 & Weight 28 troy oz
Dimensions in inches:
Height 11 inches x Width 10 inches x Depth 7 inches & Weight 0.87 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: 07820
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