A classic antique silver jug of baluster form on a plain circular cast foot, with a sparrow beak spout and hand engraved crest. An attractive feature is the carved wooden handle with the lower socket in the form of a bird. Large size, heavy gauge silver and excellent patina. Useful for serving both cold and hot drinks.
Contains 1700 ml.
Weight (including wooden handle) 1273 grams, 40.9 troy ounces.
Height 23.7cm (to top of thumbpiece). Spread 19.6cm. Diameter 9.5 cm.
Maker Richard Gurney & Thomas Cook.
Marks. Stamped on the underside with a full set of English silver hallmarks.
Maker: Richard Gurney And Thomas Cooke
Richard Gurney, apprenticed to Richard Bayley 1717, free 1724. Mark entered as largeworker in partnership with Thomas Cooke II 1727. 2nd mark as Gurney and Co 1734. Livery 1737. 3rd mark 1737. 4th mark 1749. Warden 1763, 1764 and 2765. His younger brother John was apprenticed to him 1730.
Thomas Cooke II, apprenticed to Richard Bayley 1719, free 1726. 1st mark entered as largeworker 1727. 2nd mark in partnership with Richard Gurney 1727. 3rd mark as Gurney and Co 1734. 4th mark 1739. 5th and 6th marks 1749 and 1750. Livery 1739. Court 1752.
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