A Victorian Silver Mounted Claret Jug
A Victorian Silver Mounted Claret Jug

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Antique Silver Mounted Claret Jug made in 1893


This fine antique Victorian, English cut glass and sterling silver mounted claret jug is of tapering, cylindrical, bulbous form.

Date 1893
Made By John Grinsell & Sons
Location London
Stock Number W157x14

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Maker: John Grinsell & Sons

This fine antique Victorian, English cut glass and sterling silver mounted claret jug is of tapering, cylindrical, bulbous form.

The lower supporting girdle is plain and hallmarked.

The mounts are ornately embossed with a stylised Bacchus as the lip and, on either side, has a Satyr head surrounded by vines and leaves. The thumbpiece is a lion holding a shield.

The mount is hallmarked on the side and inside of the lid.

The glass is plain with a star-shaped base.

Dimensions: height (to the top of the lion) 28 cm

John Grinsell & Sons

Originally Grinsell & Bourne, the business took on this name in 1871 after the original partnership dissolved. They were manufacturing silversmiths based in Birmingham.

John Grinsell went into business with his four sons in 1871, and they had manufacturing workshops in Birmingham, as well as show rooms in Holborn Circus, London and in Glasgow. They made a range of silver-mounted glass and stoneware, including lock-up liquor frames, biscuit boxes, butter dishes, cups, cruet frames, flagons, and salad bowls.

They registered their trademark a “Cupid standing on a scroll” in 1879. Around 1905, they registered as a limited company under the name John Grinsell & Sons Ltd. They were later bought by Barker Ellis & Co. Ltd which finally went into administration in 1992.

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For the rest of World £50.00
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