Very Rare Victorian 1881 Claret Jug Spun Glass Sterling Silver Rhodes & Barber

Very Rare Victorian 1881 Claret Jug Spun Glass Sterling Silver Rhodes & Barber

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Very Rare Victorian 1881 Claret Jug Spun Glass Sterling Silver Rhodes & Barber:

This sale is for a Rare form of a Victorian Claret Jug.

The Jug is hallmarked for the makers of Jehoiada Alsop Rhodes & Barber in the year 1881,whoare well notedSheffieldsilversmiths in business from 1878 to 1884.

The jug, which measures approximately 7 3/4 inches tall by 4 3/4 inches across, is clean and clear in very good condition with only two issues to mention, the first is a very common flaw for antique handled hand blown pitchers - where the thin part of the tail of the glass handle attaches to the body of the pitcher, there is a crack (please see close-up photo) - this is from the time of making andhas absolutely no effect on the strength or function of the pitcher or handle- it is a result of the body of the glass being cooler than the molten handle and the quick contraction of the thin tail causes the crack - if you are not familiar with this, please check it out so as to confirm what I am saying. The second issue is that an approximately 1/4 inch of a line of the threaded spun red glass has been chipped away (again please see close-up photo) - again this does not affect the strength or function of the pitcher asthis glass threadis a surface application; however, it is there just the same.

The pitcher features not only the unusual spun glass and globular shape, it is also has been finely wheel engraved with a floral pattern.

The glass is unsigned, which was not uncommon for custom ordersof glass which was to only form a part of the finished product, as often the maker of the end product wished to have only their name associated with the piece, but the glass work is of a high quality and was likely produced by one of the better glass houses such as Webb or Stevens & Williams.

This is an important example of an unusual shape and design in Victorian Glass.

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PLEASE NOTE: None of us like paying shipping costs; unfortunately it is a necessary evil in the world of internet sales and with the latest surcharges due to the increase in OIL prices and new labour settlements, the costs for shipping are up considerably from even 1 YEAR ago, but please note, we DO NOT make any money on shipping - we only charge for CANADA POST SHIPPING RATES plus the cost of packing materials (peanuts, bubblewrap and box) – with NO HANDLING CHARGE - For all buyers outside of Canada PLEASE KEEP IN MIND that this will be INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING which is MORE EXPENSIVE than your domestic shipping and due to possible CUSTOMS Clearance Delays and the extra DISTANCE for the parcel to Travel - the Delivery will normally take LONGER THAN FOR DOMESTIC SHIPPING - for shipping costs please see the shipping quote as shown in the listing.

Canadian residents must pay appropriate taxes - all other buyers are exempt these taxes.

I will combine shipping on more than one item if safe packing will allow for it. Payment must be made within one week from end of sale.

What you see in the photographs provided, is all that is included in this sale unless otherwise stated in the body of the listing.

We try to identify the maker, composition and age of the items we sell; however, we are by no means experts in any field and this information is based solely on our general knowledge & opinions & buyers will have the final responsibility in determining the same - so PLEASE email BEFORE you offer if you need clarification on any items.

Any local customs or duty costs are the responsibility of the buyer.

Please keep in mind that you are offerding on used and vintage items. We will disclose any damage or defect that is not consistent with what should be expected with normal wear, and will always disclose any chips, breaks, repairs, etc. that we believe affect the usability and value of the piece over and above normal wear for the age of the item; however, we are human and as such can make mistakes - if we have made a mistake, please contact us and we will work with you to fix the problem.

Items are shipped from a smoke-free home.

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We only accept returns for items which we have made a material error in the description of the item. This is VERY IMPORTANT - all returned items MUST be returned via Standard Postal Service NOT FedEx or USP - plus all returns MUST have an authorization number.

Very Rare Victorian 1881 Claret Jug Spun Glass Sterling Silver Rhodes & Barber:

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