Arts and Crafts Silver Claret Jug


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Object Description

A stylish antique sterling silver mounted wine jug with a segmented crystal body. The smart, plain stylish features include a straight box spout and a geometric handle. Contains 900 ml. Height 20 cms. Spread 12.3 cms. London 1901. Maker John Grinsell & Sons.
Marks. Stamped with a full set of English silver hallmarks on the collar and inside of the lid.

Biography – John Grinsell (worked from 1864). Originally Grinsell & Bourne, established 1864 and dissolved 1871, when John Grinsell formed a new business with his sons (Thomas Bywater Grinsell, James Erazmus Grinsell, Lorenzo Grinsell and Joseph Charles Grinsell). The firm was active at Victoria Works, 57 Tower Street, St. George’s, Birmingham. Show rooms were opened at 13 Charterhouse Street, Holborn Circus, London and 73 West Nile Street, Glasgow.

In circa 1905 the firm became John Grinsell & Sons Ltd, later purchased by Barker Ellis & Co Ltd. The trade mark “Cupid standing on a scroll” was registered in 1879. This firm specialised in silver mounted glass or stoneware items.

Object Condition

This antique silver wine jug is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The glass is in good order, just a couple of tiny nicks underneath.

Object Details

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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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