Antique Victorian Silver Plate & Crystal Claret Jug Elkington 19th C
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We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this is a wonderful antique English Victorian silver plate crystal claret jug, dating from around 1870.
Made by the renowned and highly sought after silversmiths Elkington & Co and bearing the original makers marks, this gorgeous Victorian silver plate crystal claret jug has a beautiful hand-chased mount with foliate decoration, a hinged domed lid with a cast finial, a scrolled cast handle, gilded highlights, a gilded interior and an engraved crystal body all raised on a flat circular base.
With eye-catching engraving of interlaced diamond motifs on the crystal jug and a very distinctive shaped handle, there is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make it a treasured piece by any discerning collector.
It is in excellent condition with no dings, dents or signs of repair as can be seen from the photographs in our gallery which we have provided for your perusal. Please do take a few moments to look at the images so you can see for yourself what wonderful piece this Victorian silver plate crystal claret jug is.
To See This Elkington Victorian silver plate crystal claret jug Personally
As it is often a good idea to find out about something before buying, we are always delighted to encourage people to look at our stock in our North London showrooms. So why not organise an appointment to get a view of this Elkington claret jug face-to-face? Whilst you are here you're also welcome to look at our range of other terrific silver and crystal antiques and collectibles.
Always remember that you are strongly advised to get in touch with us first prior to making a journey to ascertain that the Victorian silver plate crystal claret jug is still available and has not already gone. Also if you let us know you are coming we will ensure that we have the right expert handy to talk you through your purchase and address any queries you might have. We are always delighted to go over our pieces such as this Elkington claret jug in detail and suggest some other options should you change your mind. In our world there is no such thing as a stupid question and we fully respect that you will want to get your investment spot on so please feel free to ask any queries you have.
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
We are specialists in the transport and delivery of high-quality pieces of silver like this Elkington claret jug. Fantastic articles of silver and crystal such as this require specialist handling to make sure that they get to you in the same excellent condition that they left us in. We take great care with our packaging and delivery to make sure that whatever you order from us will reach you appropriately. We are pleased to ship to very nearly any location globally and will take care of all the essential packing and transport details. However, we request that you get in touch first before purchasing this Victorian silver plate crystal claret jug as we want to to be certain of all the details and that you have a full shipping quote before you buy. We deliver totally free to any mainland UK address.
If you are not satisfied for any reason with this Elkington claret jug when you see it, in keeping with the Distance Selling Regulations, you can send it back to us within 14 days and we will provide a refund. You need to return it to us in its initial wrapping and condition. You will also be accountable for the return shipping costs unless we sent you an article that is materially different to the one you supposed you would be acquiring.
Please note that you are fully responsible for any customs fees or duties that fall due as a result of delivering this Victorian silver plate crystal claret jug outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 28 x Width 14.5 x Depth 13
Dimensions in inches:
Height 11 inches x Width 6 inches x Depth 5 inches
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: 08660
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