George II Antique Silver Jug

GBP 785.00

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Object Description

A pretty little silver sparrow beak jug with a compact body and spreading foot. Good plain style. Good patina.

Weight 58 grams, under 2 troy oz.
Height 7.7cm. Spread 6.8cm across the top.
London 1734.
Maker Thomas Cooke & Richard Gurney.
Sterling silver.

Marks. Stamped with a full set of English silver hallmarks marks underneath.

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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Object Literature

Milk and cream were not commonly taken in tea and coffee until the early eighteenth century. The earliest form of milk jug was introduced during the Queen Anne period and was shaped like a coffee pot with a hinged lid. By the 1720’s there were smaller cream jugs without lids.

Object Condition

The little silver jug is in very good condition with moderate signs of wear commensurate with age.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

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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