An Exceptional Etched Glass & Silver Plated Claret Jug by Elkington & Co.,London
An Exceptional Etched Glass & Silver Plated Claret Jug by Elkington & Co., London 1884
A superb example by the finest British silver-plating specialists of the 19th century. The glass body profusely etched with leafy motifs & vinery, rising from a flattened star-cut base to a richly cast collar depicting bacchanal elements of masks, grape clusters & tendrils and bearing date marks for 1884, the spout cast as the face of Bacchus – god of wine. The hinged lid terminating to a ‘lion rampant’ finial bracing a shield-shaped thumbpiece and affixed to a foliate engraved handle. Height, 10.75".
In excellent overall condition.
George Richards Elkington & Henry Elkington were the first to discover & patent the silver-plating process in the 1830’s. They were subsequently awarded Royal warrants to several members of the British Royal Family including Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, King George V, Queen Mary & King George VI.
Elkington & Company were also the suppliers of flatware to the British Royal Yacht ‘Britannia’ as well as the luxury dining sections of the Titanic.
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