Irish Sterling Silver Water / Wine Jug - Antique William IV (1834)

GBP 6,950.00

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Object Description

A magnificent, fine and impressive, large antique William IV Irish sterling silver water jug; part of our antique dining silverware collection.

This magnificent and large sterling silver water jug has an inverted baluster, shell shaped form onto a circular spreading foot.

The protruding portion of the body of this impressive antique Irish jug is embellished with chased floral and foliate decoration, forming four arched points.

The lower tapering portion of the body is embellished with conjoined alternating leaf motifs; these vertical formations reflect the paralleling shape of the aforementioned floral spray arrangement.

The neck and spout of this silver jug are embellished with magnificent chased decoration replicating the details of a scallop shell, with a reed decorated border paralleling the upper undulating rim.

The jug is fitted with an exceptional hinged hallmarked cover, comprised of a shaped shell surmounted with an impressive cast finial realistically modelled in the form of stemmed foliage.

This impressive example of antique silverware is fitted with an impressive opposing scroll handle ornamented with a large leaf design emanating from the thumbpiece to the handpiece.

The jug is supported by a compressed knopped pedestal and cast sterling silver foot accented with further nautical textures and foliate motifs.

This magnificent jug, crafted by the renowned Irish silversmith Robert W Smith, is the finest example of its type you could hope to acquire.

Length from back of handle to tip of 19.7cm/7.8″
Width 15.3cm/6″
Height 32.6cm/12.8″

40.9 troy ounces/1271g

Object History

Maker: Robert W Smith
Date: 1834
Origin: Dublin, Ireland

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Object Condition

This antique Irish silver water/wine jug is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

Full Irish hallmarks struck to the underside of the base are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this magnificent and large sterling silver water jug.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)191 240 2645
+44 (0)7836 286218

Dealer Location

35b St Georges Terrace
Tyne and Wear

Tel: +44 (0) 191 240 2645

Fax: +44 (0) 191 240 2647

VAT: GB 500 0310 42

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