A magnificent antique Victorian parcel gilt sterling silver claret jug, with hallmarks for Sheffield 1879 and the makers mark of the renowned silversmith Sibray, Hall & Co.
This delightful piece is of ovoid form, has a domed circular foot, a decorative leaf mounted reeded scroll handle and a hinged lid with an ovoid finial.
It is profusely decorated in relief with foliate scroll-work, beadin, vases and ovoid panels.
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 34 x Width 16 x Depth 13
Weight 21 troy oz
Weight 0.65 kg
Dimensions in inches:
Height 13.4 x Width 6.3 x Depth 5.1
Weight 0.65 kg
Weight 1.4 lbs
Sibray, Hall & Co
The firm was founded in Sheffield by Frederick Sibray and Job Frank Hall and was active as manufacturing silversmiths and electroplaters at Fitzwalter Works, 111 St Mary’s Road and in its London showrooms at 30 Ely Place, Holborn (c. 1890).
Frederick Sibray died in 1891 and Charles Clement Pilling entered in the partnership with Job Frank Hall until (1896) the firm was converted into a limited liability company as Sibray, Hall & Co Ltd.
When F.J. Hall retired (c. 1900) he disposed of his interests in the firm to C.C. Pilling.
The firm was present with its silverware production (dessert services, trophies and shields, cups and bowls, tea and coffee services, etc.) at the Jewellers’ Exhibition of 1912.
Our reference: 08703