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Claret Jug

Jug #: 613
Origin: England
Date: 1883
Artist/Maker: William & George Sissons
Type/Style: Engraved

Victorian silver mounted magnum Claret Jug by William & George Sissons, Sheffield, 1883. The silver neck mount is embossed with foliate scrolls and flower filled baskets which are repeated on one side of the glass body in cameo-like engraving. On the other side of the glass body, also cameo-like engraved, the scene is drawn from mythology; a cloaked Charioteer drawn by four horses appears out of the sunburst in the clouds. Magnum size Claret Jugs are rare. Ht. 11 1/2".
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