A fine Victorian sterling silver hot water or claret jug of ovoid-form, all-over embossed with wrythen lobing, leaves, foliate cartouches, and beaded edges. Hallmarked Sheffield 1889. Maker Martin & Hall. The base has been later weighted, and there are several old (lead) repairs on the body. Ewer measures 10 5/8" high, on a 3 1/8" diameter base, and 4 3/4" across from handle to spout. Weight all-in 813 grams.