A magnificent antique Edwardian Sterling Silver and cut crystal claret jug, with hallmarks for London 1910 and the makers mark of the renowned silversmith and retailer “The Goldmsiths & Silversmiths Company” of Regent Street London.
The jug is of vase shaped form, the sterling silver mount with floral, foliate and scroll embossed decoration within beaded edges, with a scrolling handle.
The faceted cut glass body is raised on a star cut circular foot.
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.
In excellent condition with clear hallmarks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 28 x Width 17 x Depth 9
Dimensions in inches:
Height 11.0 x Width 6.7 x Depth 3.5
The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company.
The firm was established in 1880 by William Gibson and John Lawrence Langman.
The firm was active at 112 Regent Street, London acquiring the premises previously used by John Joseph Mechi.
In 1893 the firm absorbed The Goldsmiths’ Alliance Ltd and in 1898 became the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd being active as jewellers, dealers in diamonds and precious stones, silversmiths,electroplaters and watch and clock makers.
In 1952 Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd was amalgamated with Garrard & Co Ltd.
The firm participated to a number of national and international exhibitions, as Indian and Colonial Exhibition (London, 1886), Paris (1889), Chicago (1893), California (1894), Paris (1900) and Franco-British Exhibition (London, 1908).
The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co was active with manufactories at Newcastle Place, Clerkenwell; Regent Works, Sheffield and Rue St George, Paris and as retailer of items supplied by various British gold and silver manufacturers (Martin Hall & Co Ltd, W&G Sissons, Wakely & Wheeler, William Comyns, Harrison Brothers & Howson, etc.)
Our reference: 08555