George II Silver Covered Beer Jug


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Object Description

A rare early English sterling silver jug with a hinged lid. This handsome jug has a plain design with cast foot and handle and to the front there is a hand engraved armorial with the motto “Post Tenebras Lux”. This is an impressive jug and very heavy quality. Excellent colour. Contains 2 litres. Weight 1259 grams, 40.4 troy ounces. Height 26 cms. Spread 17 cms. Base diameter 11 cms. Marked on lid and base for London 1730. Maker Peze Pilleau, a good Huguenot maker.

Object Condition

This fabulous antique silver jug is in excellent condition with no damage or restoration. The hand engraved armorial is still clear and easy to read. There are matching silver hallmarks on both lid and the base which are crisp and clear.

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

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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