Antique Victorian Silver & Crystal Claret Jug Ewer W & G Sissons 1864
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An antique Victorian Silver & Crystal Claret Jug by W & G Sissons and dating from 1864. Here is a well known maker that has survived the test of time, having been established in 1784, celebrated its 225th years anniversary in 2009, and is still manufacturing from premises, close to its original Sheffield home, in nearby Chesterfield.
Now owned by Swiss manufacturer Franke, the Sissons name is still synonymous with quality and this is an perfect, early example of that quality.
When this antique claret jug was made by W & G Sissons in 1864 the product range was somewhat different. A company that currently manufactures sinks and sanitary ware became well known originally for tableware and cutlery and this is a fine example of their early craft.
We are offering this superb antique Victorian Sterling Silver mounted and crystal claret jug, with hallmarks for Sheffield 1864 and the makers mark of W & G Sissons, in excellent condition. These marks can be clearly seen in the accompanying photographs.
This lovely Victorian claret jug has an engraved crystal body which is fitted with a beautifully chased silver mounted handle and lid. The lid has been expertly and skillfully embossed with delicate floral band and scroll decoration and the delightful handle is formed in the manner of two scrolling "C's".
The crystal itself is engraved with numerous cut stars and has a star cut base.
Although this piece is of modest proportions, standing as it does just 10 inches tall, (26 cm), it will make a big impression on everyone who sees it. Quality prevails and this is without doubt a quality item that you can either choose to use for its intended purpose or alternatively place on display to delight your friends and guests.
The workmanship is outstanding and the chased decoration is very crisp.
There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make it a treasured piece by any discerning collector.
As with any fine antique silver item, we would recommend a personal viewing at our London showroom but if that is not a realistic possibility, then please take full advantage of the comprehensive range of photographs we have provided to satisfy yourself as to the quality and condition of this antique silver and crystal claret jug.
To View this Victorian Claret Jug
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
You're looking at a Victorian antique claret jug, which will require expert packing and transportation in order to arrive safely at 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 meet your shipping requirements. We will deliver free of charge to mainland UK addresses.
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 antique silver 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 26 x Width 14 x Depth 14
Dimensions in inches:
Height 10 inches x Width 5 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: 08702
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