A rare piece of English provincial silver. A large and impressive antique sterling silver jug of bellied shape on a flat foot, having a plain body and squared handle. The top and spout have decorative borders and broad bands of foliage, chains and dot engraving. To the front there is a hand engraved foliate cartouche containing a monogram of entwined initials in old fashioned script. Excellent patina and hand beaten finish. Contains 2450 ml. Weight 773 grams, 24.8 troy ounces. Height 20 cms. Spread 21.75 cms. Diameter of top 10 cms. London 1801. Maker Hampston, Princes & Cattles. It is rare to find both the York town and makers mark.
This excellent collectors piece is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The engraving is still crisp. Stamped underneath with a full and clear set of English silver hallmarks for York; it’s especially good to have the York town mark in addition to the York makers mark. Excellent patina and hand beaten finish. Some mini dents to the handle and a small bruise to the body.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.