ANTIQUE 19thC RARE GEORGIAN SOLID SILVER MAGNIFICENT CREAM JUG, E FARRELL c.1819

ANTIQUE 19thC RARE GEORGIAN SOLID SILVER MAGNIFICENT CREAM JUG, E FARRELL c.1819

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19th Century Georgian silver heavy cast and embossed pear-shaped cream jug, extraordinary and magnificent, very rare design in the style of the 17th Century Dutch genre paintings depicting tavern scenes in high relief, profusely embossed with city views, the embellished spout embossed with a mask, each side is applied with cast figures playing and drinking, the jug rests on four cast figural feet. Hallmarked English Silver (925), London, year 1819 (d), Maker's mark EF for Edward Farrell.


REFERENCE NUMBER: A1174

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Description

Antique 19th Century Georgian Solid Silver impressively large and heavy cast and embossed pear-shaped cream jug, extraordinary and magnificent, very rare design in the style of the 17th Century Dutch genre paintings depicting tavern scenes in high relief, profusely embossed with city views, the embellished spout embossed with a mask, each side is applied with cast figures playing and drinking, the jug rests on four cast figural feet. The cast handle is modelled as a fox catching a bird. 

Hallmarked English Silver (925 Standard), London, year 1819 (d), Maker's mark EF (Edward Farrell, one of the greatest silversmiths of his time, famous for his very decorative designs). This is probably one the best silver cream jugs ever for size, age, gauge and workmanship: a real museum piece by one of the most valuable silversmiths of all time.

Condition

In Great Condition - no damage.

Size

Height: 12cm
Diameter: 16.5 x 12cm
Weight: 625g