This pretty little jug is perfect for pouring milk, cream and sundry cold sauces. A fantastic quality serving piece of plain oval form, typical of the George II period, with a shaped border, flying scroll handle in the form of an eagle’s head and three dolphin feet. The cast silver mounts are finely modelled and very realistic. To the front is a large decorative cartouche containing a hand engraved coat of arms.
Weight 190 grams, 6.1 troy ounces.
Height 9.4cm (to top of handle). Spread 15cm. Width 7.3cm.
Maker John Jacob.
Marks. Stamped underneath with a full set of English silver hallmarks.
Maker: John Jacob
John Jacob, London silversmith, no record of apprenticeship or freedom. 1st mark entered as largeworker 1734. 2nd mark 1739. Married Anne, daughter of Augustine Courtauld. Probably Huguenot. Mainly known for good quality rococo baskets, candlesticks and hollowware.
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