The Georgian era is the period in British history, normally defined as including the reigns of Kings George I, George II, George III and George IV, covering the period from 1714-1830.
This fabulous Georgian sterling silver cream jug rests on four ball-shaped feet, half-fluted body with an oval-shaped cartouche on either side, gadroon border and tapered handle decorated with acanthus leaves with an almost Biblical palm design. The jug measures 4 1/4" in height, 5 1/4" from handle-to-spout and 3 3/4" across. It is stamped with a makers mark, which I believe is 'CH'; 'Lion' mark designating English sterling silver; 'Crowned Leopard's Head' mark designating London (1478-1822); 'e' date mark designating 1820 and 'Sovereign Head' duty mark. The jug weighs 6.570 ounces. For your information the jug was appraised in 1987 by William J Wartmann, Senior Member, American Society of Appraisers for $500. Great piece of Georgian silver.
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