Antique Dutch Silver Jug

GBP 3,350.00

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Object Description

An extremely rare antique silver jug dating from the 1600’s with a cast, shaped handle and superb decoration with embossed cherubs’ heads and bunches of fruit. Very heavy quality and feels good in the hand. Deep bright gilding throughout. Originally an altar cruet jug for wine and/or water.

Weight 226 grams, 7.2 troy ounces.
Height 15cm. Spread 10.3cm. Foot diameter 6.7cm.
Haarlem 1643.
Maker Arent Verstege.

Marks. Stamped on the body with the town mark for Haarlem, Netherlands, date letter “Y” and makers mark. Assay scrape below the foot.

Maker: Arent Verstege

Arent Verstege, Dutch master silversmith working in Haarlem during the first half of the 1600’s. Maker of fine quality ecclesiastical items, beakers and chalices.

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Object Condition

This excellent little jug is in very good condition with moderate wear commensurate with age. The gilt is very bright with minor losses on the highlights.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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