A magnificent silver gilt wine jug, of good size and weight, in the Renaissance style. Perfect for serving cold drinks, wine, beer and water. Of tall, bulbous form, the jug has a slender tapering neck, a graceful shaped handle, and a lady face mask to the front. The cutwork decoration is interspersed with foliate symbols and flowerheads.
Contains 1250 ml.
Weight 1302 grams, 41.5 troy ounces.
Height 37cm. Spread 18cm.
Maker Carrington & Co.
Marks. Stamped with a full set of clear English silver hallmarks above the face mask.
CARRINGTON & CO
W.H. Carrington & Co, 53 Thomas Street, Manchester. Registered mark in Chester circa 1888, Birmingham Assay Office 1891, London Assay Office 1906. This retail silversmith, classified as “tabacconist and fancy goods dealers”, also acted for a while as the London showroom for G.B. Collis & Co, Birmingham at 130 Regent Street, London.