A fantastic quality pair of French silver mounted glass claret jugs in the style of Victor Boivin, a leading French 19th century silversmith. Of globular form, on a circular foot, the glass is encased with a fine quality decoration of pierced silver flowers, leaves, scrolls and other motifs. Original gilt to the inside of the lid and neck.
Each contains 800 ml.
Height 32cm. Spread across the handle 15.5cm.
With French silver stamps.
Maker or retailer’s stamp “HTO”.
Claret Jug 1. French head on lid. Maker’s stamp underneath. Head and maker’s mark on the foot collar.
Claret Jug 2. French head on lid. Maker’s stamp on collar. Head on the edge of the foot.
Victor Boivin was a leading silversmith in Paris, France at the end of the 19th century. He specialised in making ornately decorated glass claret jugs encased with high quality, decorative and pierced silver work.