ANTIQUE GEORGE II STERLING SILVER EWER / BEER ALE JUG 1752 GEORGIAN JUG

ANTIQUE GEORGE II STERLING SILVER EWER / BEER ALE JUG 1752 GEORGIAN JUG
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1752 London
A rare George II Georgian Silver Jug in a classic balluster shape. The Jug stands on a wide circular spread foot and has a substantial scroll handle topped by an acanthus lead. The Jug is embellished with beautiful floral, swag & bow engraving.

The Jug was presented to Thomas de Grey, 2nd Baron Walsingham by King George III. The Jug was made in 1752 in the reign of King George II and is inscribed with the initials & crown of George III. The opposite side of the jug has an engraved Royal Coat of Arms. Thomas de Grey served as Groom of the Bedchamber to George III before inheriting his title in 1781. He later serves as Vice Treasurer of Ireland and joint Post-Master General, as well as serving on the privy council and Chairman of Committees in the House of Lords.

This Jug was made in 1752 in London by Gabriel Sleath & Francis Crump.

Approx. Weight - 1712g / 55oz.
Approx. Height - 31.5cm
Approx. Width - 25.5cm
Made in London
Date - 1752
Maker - GABRIEL SLEATH

CONDITION

This Jug is in very good condition with no damage. It has a wonderful colour and patina commensurate with age and use.

MEDIUM

Sterling Silver.

SIGNED/INSCRIBED

Full English Hallmarks.
SOLD

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