Rare Irish 1813 Georgian Solid Sterling Silver Antique Creamer Cream Milk Jug
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Rare Irish 1813 Georgian Solid Sterling Silver Antique Creamer Cream Milk Jug:
rare irish georgian antique silver cream jug
A scarce Irish Georgian sterling silver antique cream jug,repousse decorated withfloral & leaf stylised bands, bordered with engraved fish-scale patterns. The front has a heart shape cartouche, flanked with C-scroll and shell frames. It has four ball feet and gadrooned rim.
HALLMARKS:DUBLIN, STERLING fineness 92.5%.
PERIOD:Early 19th century
DIMENSION: Length handle to spout: 16.2cm. Width 7.6cm. Height: 10cm
CONDITION:Very good condition. Slight impression from the footed base. The body is in great condition with no dents, no holes and no damage. Strong details of the repoussed and engraved decorations. A rare Georgian Irish cream jug.
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