A nice example, this antique sterling silver cream jug features a ribbed handle and lined decoration to the rim. The body is well proportioned, with curves to the centre, top and bottom. The rounded rectangular base section sits well on 4 ball feet. To the front and centre the initial R has been engraved into the body.
There is no stamp for date apparent anywhere on the item, so an exact date can not be provided. With research, it was found that the makers mark is for John Robertson II and John Walton, who were active in the first half of the 19th century. Combining this date with the George III duty stamp seen clearly on the bottom, which was used until around 1820, we can identify with some certainty that this piece was made in the early 19th century.
The piece has seen heavy use, with some dents to the body and feet, there is also some tarnishing to the handle and light scratching to surface. But all in all, it has held up well and retains a huge amount of charm and is still a highly attractive and functional piece.
Net Weight: 175 grams