Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug
Fine antique glass and silver plated mounted claret jug has a tapering cylindrical flared form to a circular spreading foot. The jug is embellished with chased scrolling leaf decoration the mount is further ornamented with an applied bead border to the shaped upper rim.
This claret jug has an impressive C scroll handle with and elongated scrolling lower terminal. This is a vintage, unique glass claret with ornate details. The base features diamond cut glass that narrows along the height of the piece . The mount of this antique claret jug is a very good gauge of silver plate and fine quality. Maker marks are engraved on handle. Very good weight, measuring: 11 1/2 inches X 7 1/2 inches , a hinged lid with leaves chasing and a cast finial, a cast scroll handle attached to a retaining ring, together with a hand-cut crystal body with hobnail-cut The glass on this claret jug has been nicely cut in the hobnail design and is still in good condition. The shape of the body is particularly appealing as it is slim at the top becoming wider at the base. This claret jug would be perfect to use and would comfortably hold a full bottle of wine. This claret jug is in a good condition. Made in Italy.