This is a wonderful Antique English Victorian Silver Plated and engraved crystal claret jug, Circa 1870 in date.
It has a beautiful hand-chased mount with foliate decoration, a hinged domed lid with a cast finial, a scrolled cast handle, gilded highlights, a gilded interior and an engraved crystal body all raised on a flat circular base.
The interior with the makers mark for the renowned maker Elkington & Co.
There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make it a treasured piece by any discerning collector.
Claret Jug – is used to describe a table decanter intended for red wine, today also used as a sport’s trophy.
In excellent condition with no dings, dents or signs of repair.
Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 28 x Width 14.5 x Depth 13
Dimensions in inches:
Height 11.0 x Width 5.7 x Depth 5.1
Elkington & Co
was a silver manufacturer from Birmingham, England.
The firm was founded by George Richards Elkington and his brother, Henry Elkington, in the 1830s. It operated under the name G. R. Elkington & Co. until 1842, when a third partner, Josiah Mason, joined the firm. It operated as Elkington, Mason, & Co. until 1861, when the partnership with Mason was terminated. The firm operated independently as Elkington & Co. from 1861 until 1963. It was then taken over by British Silverware, Ltd. In 1971 British Silverware, Ltd. became a subsidiary of Delta Metal Co. Ltd.
Over the course of history it became very successful and was one of the prime producers of silver plating. Elkington received various royal warrants of appointments. One of their most famous pieces is the electrotype copy of the Jerningham Wine Cooler, at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Our reference: 08660