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.
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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