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Antique Victorian Silver Claret Jug Lidded Sibray Hall & Co Sheffield 1879

Antique Victorian Silver Jug | Silver Claret Jug | Sibray Hall & Co Sheffield | Ref. no. 08703 | Regent Antiques Sold

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We are very pleased to be able to offer for sale this fine example of a Victorian silver claret jug which is resplendent with copious amounts of highly ornate decoration. There is no doubt that this is a real find.

Coming as it does, from a well known and highly sought after Sheffield maker, Sibray Hall & Co, we are especially pleased to be able to offer this Victorian Silver jug for sale in such excellent condition. Sibray Hall & Co, (later known as Sibray Hall & Co Ltd), were active in the latter part of the 19th Century and manufactured their products from their Sheffield factory as well as operating a London outlet in Holborn. The firm made a range of silver plated tableware as well as trophies and other items.

The jug bears the makers mark and is hallmarked Sheffield 1879 - please refer to the photographs supplied to see and verify this.

The jug has an ovoid form and stands on a domed circular foot. There is a decorative leaf mounted reeded scroll handle and it is complete with a hinged lid and an ovoid finial.

Enthusiasts will be pleased to see that this piece is decorated in relief featuring lots of foliate scroll-work together with decorative beading, vases and numerous attractive ovoid panels.

As you would expect from makers of this pedigree, the standard of workmanship is outstanding and the chased decoration is still crisp and impactful.

Please be sure to take a close look at the gallery of photographs we have provided with this item in order to satisfy yourself that it is in excellent condition, without dings and with the makers mark and hallmarks all being clearly visible.

To View this Antique Victorian Silver Claret Jug

As with any antique item, we do recommend that you see this antique silver claret jug in person if at all possible. We strongly recommend that you visit our North London showroom to see this lovely piece of antique silver, along with our wide variety of other desirable silverware that we currently hold in stock, if you possible can.

If you propose to make a special journey to see this item, please phone ahead of your visit to make sure that this Victorian claret jug is still available for purchase and has not been reserved or sold. Please provide us with the item reference number shown above when you telephone, so we know which of our numerous items of antique silverware you are contacting us about.

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Shipping, Delivery and Returns

You're looking at a Victorian antique silver claret jug, which will require expert packing and transportation so that it arrives securely and safely at your address. We can deliver this beautiful claret jug to almost any location across the world and we will be delighted to arrange the packing of this item for you, but before purchasing please do telephone or email for a shipping quotation so that we can fully meet your shipping requirements. We will deliver absolutely free of charge to any mainland UK address.

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 ewer 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 34 x Width 16 x Depth 13

Weight 21 troy oz

Weight 0.65 kg

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 1 inch x Width 6 inches x Depth 5 inches

Weight 0.65 kg

Weight 1.4 lbs

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: 08703