Object Description

A delightful little early antique silver sparrow beak jug with a tall slim body and pedestal foot. Larger size than usual. Good plain style and nice weight.. Weight 105 grams, 3.3 troy ounces. Height 9.5 cm. Spread 8.7 cm. London 1740. Maker Thomas Whipham & William Williams.

Object Literature

Milk and cream were not commonly taken in tea and coffee until the early eighteenth century. The earliest form of milk jug was introduced during the Queen Anne period and was shaped like a coffee pot with a hinged lid. By the 1720’s there were smaller cream jugs without lids.

Object Condition

This pretty cream jug is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Good colour. Stamped underneath with a full set of English silver hallmarks.

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

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