Antique Silver Wine Jug

GBP 975.00

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Object Description

A fine antique silver wine ewer of tall shapely vase form having a curved silver handle with acanthus leaf terminal. Plain style and elegant classical shape. Excellent quality and good gauge silver as you’d expect from this prestigious firm of silversmiths, previously known as Storr & Mortimer, the famous Paul Storr partnership. Gilt interior.

Contains 1350 ml.
Weight 810 grams, 25.1 troy ounces.
Height 29.5 cms. Spread 12 cms.
London 1874.
Maker Hunt & Roskell (late Storr & Mortimer).
Sterling silver.

Marks. Stamped around the collar with a full set of clear English hallmarks. Stamped around the base “Storr & Mortimer Late Storr & Mortimer 6682”.

Biography – Hunt & Roskell, a firm of manufacturing and retail jewellers and silversmiths, was founded by Paul Storr in 1819, trading as Storr & Co. (1819-22), Storr & Mortimer (1822-38), Mortimer & Hunt (1838-43) and then Hunt & Roskell (1843-97). Hunt & Roskell, silversmiths and jewellers to Queen Victoria, had retail premises at 156 New Bond Street and a manufactory at 26 Harrison Street, near Clerkenwell. John Samuel Hunt, who had assisted Storr from the start, continued as a partner until his death in 1865, when he was succeeded by his son, John Hunt (d.1879). Robert Roskell, formerly a watchmaker and merchant of Liverpool, joined in 1844 and remained in the firm until his death in 1888. In 1889 the firm was taken over by J.W. Benson and continued in business as Hunt & Roskell Ltd until c.1965.

Object Condition

This beautiful 19th century silver wine jug is in very good condition. Good colour. Slight wear to the gilding around the rim. One mini dink to the body. Shows moderate signs of wear commensurate with age.

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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