Aesthetic Silver Plated Mounted Cut Glass Lobed Claret Jug c 1870
A very attractive antique silver plated mounted deeply lobed clear glass claret jug or handled decanter. This very good quality hand blown claret jug has an unusual six lobed bulbous glass body with a long narrow neck and is decorated with aesthetic movement cut stylised daisies with leaves and stems featuring fine cut diamonds at their bases. Some collectors may describe the glass body as gourd shaped. The base has a polished pontil and has been ground flat.
The engraved decorated silver plated mount forms a spout, lid and handle for the claret jug. The spout has a low relief acanthus leaf decoration and the ornate scroll handle is also decorated with acanthus leaves. The collar is engraved with two vacant shield shaped cartouches with additional floral engraving. The high domed hinged lid has an ornate integral button spire finial.
This claret jug was most probably made in Stourbridge in the West Midlands, England and dates from circa 1870. There are no maker marks other than a serial number 15233 which stamped on the front of the top of the collar and is hidden when the lid is closed.
The jug stands 10 1/2 inches (26.7 cm) high overall and is approx 5 inches (12.8 cm) diameter. It weighs 917 grammes unpacked. There is a slight lean to one side from the grinding of the base of this decanter at manufacture.
It is in very good, clean condition and ready to use. There is some wear to the silver plating on the outside, it may be possible to have this re-plated if so desired.
This is a lovely antique Victorian aesthetic movement claret jug or decanter for display and use and would make a very elegant addition to any dinner table or side table.