Antique Victorian Silver Plate Mounted & Cut Crystal Claret Jug 19th C
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We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this wonderful example of a Victorian antique silver and crystal claret jug which dates from around 1870.
This antique silver crystal claret jug is made from clear cut crystal and is silver plate mounted. The mount is hand-chased with foliate decoration, a scroll cast handle and a hinged lid with spire finial. The crystal has been cut all over with a hobnail motif, giving the jug a marvellous luminosity when placed in a spot light.
The scroll handle of this antique silver crystal claret jug displays particularly fine silversmithing with ornate curls and foliate designs being worthy of your special attention.
It is in excellent condition as can be seen from the gallery of photos we have supplied for you to look at. Please do take a few moments to look at the images of this wonderful antique silver crystal claret jug and confirm its condition for yourself. Above all else, we want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase.
To See This Antique Silver Crystal Claret Jug Personally
As it's often a good plan to see before you decide to buy any item of antique silver, we are always happy to encourage people to see our items by visiting our North London warehouse. So why not arrange an appointment to look at this antique silver crystal claret jug face-to-face? What’s more, whilst you are here you'll also get the chance to discover our array of other beautiful silver and crystal antiques and collectibles.
Please do not forget that you need to get in contact with us first before making a visit to ensure that the antique silver crystal claret jug is still available and has not already been sold. Also when you make contact with us we will be able to ensure that we have the right consultant on hand to chat you through any questions you might have. We are always glad to talk over our pieces such as this antique silver crystal claret jug in detail. In our world there is no such thing as a stupid query and we fully understand that you will want to get your acquisition spot on so please do feel free to ask about any concerns you might have.
Kindly take a note of the item reference number which appears on this page before getting in touch with us, so that we can determine which particular antique silver crystal claret jug you are talking about.
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Getting Further Information
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We are always gratified to share our knowledge with our customers and potential customers to ensure that you are completely happy with anything you are considering acquiring from us. When you get in contact please mention the item reference number which you will also find on this page to make certain that we understand the particular antique silver crystal claret jug you are thinking about.
Shipping, Delivery and Returns
We are specialists in the transport and delivery of fine pieces of silver and crystal like this antique silver crystal claret jug. Exquisite pieces of silver and crystal like this entail experienced handling to ensure that they get to you in the same flawless condition that they left us in. We are very careful with our packing and shipping to make sure that anything you order from us will get to you in the condition you expect.
We are happy to ship to nearly any location across the world and will take care of all the necessary packaging and transport details. However, we ask that you get in contact first before buying this antique silver crystal claret jug as we want to be sure about all the information and that you have a full shipping quote before you order. Fortunately we transport totally free of cost to any mainland UK address.
If you are not happy for any reason with this antique silver crystal 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 your money back. You will need to return it to us in its initial packaging and state. You will also be liable for the return shipping bills unless we sent you an item that is materially different to the one you believed you would be getting.
Please note that you are fully responsible for any customs fees or duties that fall due as a result of transporting this antique silver crystal claret jug outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 28 x Width 17 x Depth 11
Dimensions in inches:
Height 11 inches x Width 7 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: 08704
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