Scottish Sterling Silver Twin Mask Pitcher James Mckay 1829
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Scottish Sterling Silver Twin Mask Pitcher James Mckay 1829:
MUSEUM WORTHY SCOTTISH GEORGE IV STERLING SILVER TWIN MASK PITCHER; LEAF AND THISTLE FINIAL; 27 OUNCES
We are pleased to offer this important 1829 Scottish sterling silver twin mask jug.
From the well listed Edinburgh maker James McKay.
Classic ovoid form.
Adorned with a pair of boldly cast Old Man in the Forest masks. One supporting the spout, the other is the handle's upper terminal.
The faces with rich, hauntingly life like detail. Set in feathered leaf crowne and frame, satin backgriund.
The cover with equally striking shell framed thistle finial. Set atop acanthus surround.
The handle with leaf and vine base panelled scroll thumb piece. As found on fine 17th and 18th century tankards.
This Old Man of the Forest jug 9 inches handle to spout and 8 1/2 tall.
Exceptionally thick, heavy guage sterling set weighs 27 1/2 (standard) ounces.
Hallmarked as shown.
Excelkent condition. Rich, lustreous silver patina. Interior erfect clean as if little used. The briliant raised masks and leaf and thistle finial retain their crisp hand chased detail. Stands firm on table or display shelf. Few tiny shallow pinhead bumps.
For the discerning collector of the finest Scottish Georgian silver. Focused upon the most rare of designs. A museum worthy 1829 Scottish twin Old Man of the Forest mask jug. Excellent condition.
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