An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Italian sterling silver jug; part of our dining silverware collection
This exceptional antique Italian sterling silver water jug has an oval panelled, flared form onto a circular domed foot.
The surface of this antique jug is plain and unembellished, with a matte, subtly planished finish in keeping with the patination* of a piece from this period.
This impressive piece is fitted with an exceptional cast sterling silver scrolling handle, accented with a leaf design emanating from the thumbpiece; this leaf ornamentation comprises the upper terminal.
The circular foot is encircled with a band of embossed bead decoration.
This impressive antique silver jug has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as sterling standard silver
* Patination or Patina is a subtle colouration or tarnish which forms on the surface of some metals, produced by oxidation or other chemical processes. A good patina proffers an aesthetically pleasing look.
This antique silver jug is a very good gauge of silver and exceptional quality for its type.
The jug is in exceptional presentation condition.
Italian hallmarks struck to the surface of the jug and rim of the foot are all very clear. Please see images 8, 9 and 10 for reference.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique Italian silverware.
Length from back of handle to tip of lip 22.8cm/9"
Diameter of foot 10.4cm/4.1"
15.9 troy ounces/495g
Date: Circa 1820
Origin: Venice, Italy
Maker: Untraced Maker's Marks
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Antique Italian Sterling Silver Jug
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