An extremely rare & important early George III Beer Jug made in London in 1768, maker's mark of IB, see Grimwade Mark 3618.
An extremely rare & important early George III Beer Jug made in London in 1768, maker's mark of IB, see Grimwade Mark 3618.
An extremely rare & important early George III Beer Jug made in London in 1768, maker's mark of IB, see Grimwade Mark 3618.
An extremely rare & important early George III Beer Jug made in London in 1768, maker's mark of IB, see Grimwade Mark 3618.
An extremely rare & important early George III Beer Jug made in London in 1768, maker's mark of IB, see Grimwade Mark 3618.
An extremely rare & important early George III Beer Jug made in London in 1768, maker's mark of IB, see Grimwade Mark 3618.
An extremely rare & important early George III Beer Jug made in London in 1768, maker's mark of IB, see Grimwade Mark 3618.

An extremely rare & important early George III Beer Jug made in London in 1768, maker's mark of IB, see Grimwade Mark 3618.

1768 London

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This very rare piece is of an exceptional weight and is beautifully modelled as a Beer Barrel with raised horizontal ribbing to simulate the iron bands on the barrel. The Jug has a cast sparrow beak pouring spout and a plain scroll handle decorated with leaf capping. The cast "corkscrew" thumb piece is decorated with a single foliate motif and the top of the hinged cover is engraved with a contemporary Lion Rapant Crest, issuing from a mural Coronet. The Crest is all surrounded by an oval bright cut bead and foliate motif cartouche. The Jug is of an exceptional weight and displays original interior hammer marks from when it was made. The Jug is fully marked on the base and with the maker's mark and sterling mark on the cover.

Beer Jugs are scarce objects, however this is the first time we have offered an example which is modelled as a Beer Barrel. These were probably used to fill up glass rummers - a quite outstanding piece of silver.

Height: 8 inches, 20cm.
Diameter at the widest point: 5.5 inches, 13.75cm.
Weight: 36oz.
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