Antique Victorian Silver & Engraved Crystal Claret Jug William Hutton 1893
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Bearing the mark of well known Sheffield silversmith William Hutton and dated to 1893 by the presence of a London hallmark for that year, this is a piece that is likely to become a prized possession by a lucky collector of the very best in English silverware.
Huttons had a long and varied history, have begun their manufacturing life way back in 1800 in the black country town of Birmingham and transferring their operation to Sheffield in 1832. To complement their manufacturing effort and to provide an outlet for their products William Huttons opened a London showroom at holborn and later acquired Rupert Favell & Co who had a base in Oxford Street.
Along with their other fine pieces, the firm produced this magnificent antique Victorian Sterling Silver and cut crystal claret jug, which bears hallmarks for London 1893 and their makers mark which was, and is, a mark that stands for quality and a high standard of workmanship.
The claret jug is of baluster form and has an attractive circular foot. The glass is profusely decorated in relief with shapes including ribbons, bows and garlands of flowers. There is a beautifully shaped handle fitted and the hinged lid is finished with a decorative finial.
The workmanship on display with this piece is truly outstanding and, as you would expect from such a renowned maker, the intricate cut glass decoration is very crisp.
Whether you would like to acquire a piece such as this for its value as a collectable item or simply as a useful and decorative piece of fine English silver, you will not be dissapointed.
As with any piece of fine silverware, viewing in person is the best way to fully appreciate what is on offer here and we have a well stocked showroom which is open to the public every weekday and on occasional Saturdays. If you can’t make the journey to the showroom, which is located in North London, then please take advantage of the very useful galleries of photographs that we provide for each our listed items.
To View this Antique Victorian Sterling Silver & Crystal Claret Jug
We would love you to be able to see this William Hutton antique silver and crystal claret jug in person if possible and we do strongly recommend that you visit our London showroom in order to see this lovely piece of antique silver and crystal for yourself, along with a large range of other desirable silverware and crystal ware that we currently have in our inventory.
It is advisable however, if you propose to make a special journey specifically to see this item, to call or email ahead of your visit in order to make sure that this lovely Victorian claret jug is still available as it may have been reserved or sold in the interim. Please quote the item reference number, as shown above, when you contact us so that we know which of our many pieces of antique silverware you wish to discuss with us.
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Our north London showroom is open to the public on Monday to Friday between the hours of 10am and 5pm for you to personally view and inspect this Victorian sterling silver and crystal claret jug. We also open occasionally on Saturdays but please contact us before making a journey on a Saturday as we do not open every week and we do not want you to have a wasted trip.
If You Would Like More Information
To discover more about this William Hutton antique claret jug and to ask any questions that you might have, please contact us and talk to our in-house antiques experts by calling the number as shown above or by email if you prefer. When getting in touch with us please have to hand the item reference, also shown above, so we know which item you are interested in.
Shipping, Delivery and Returns
This is a fine and delicate William Hutton Victorian claret jug, which will require expert packing and transportation in order to ship it safely to your address. We can deliver this antique claret jug to almost any location across the world and we will of course arrange the packing for you. However, before purchasing, please telephone or email us for a shipping quotation so that we can fully understand your requirements. We deliver free of charge to mainland UK destinations.
If you are not satisfied with the item when you receive it, 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 Victorian claret jug, unless we have inaccurately outlined the item in some material 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 30 x Width 13.5 x Depth 10.5
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot x Width 5 inches x Depth 4 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: 08661
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