George II Silver Cream Jug


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Object Description

An early antique silver sparrow beak jug with a compact body and wire rimmed foot. Good plain style and colour. Contains 180 ml. Weight 89 grams, 2.9 troy ounces. Height 9.6cm. Spread 8.5cm across the top. Sterling silver. London 1729. Maker Humphrey Payne.

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

This charming little jug is in very good condition with no damage. With a full set of clear English silver hallmarks marks underneath.
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

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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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