A very beautiful late Georgian English silver, or sterling, milk jug of melon form with attractive incised-embellished scalloped spout and foot, scrolled handled and gilt interior. The piece is hallmarked for Joseph Angell I, an important 19th century London silversmith, and dated 1829. Around the base of the jug, just above the foot, is a very poignant inscription that reads, 'A Token of Gratitude from the near Relatives of the late Sarah Garritt, Oct. 24th, 10 mo. 1830.' This must have been a presentation gift to someone who cared for this young infant during her short life. There is also a monogram on the front of the jug, as per photo.
This lovely jug, or pitcher, stands 4" high to the top of the handle and measures 6 1/4" from spout tip to handle, approximately 4 1/2" in diameter. It weighs approximately 7.5 troy ounces. The jug is in very, very good undamaged condition. There are no dents, splits, deep scratches or gouges. There is minor, expected interior gilt wear only. The silver has a lovely mellow patina...that wonderful soft luster that silver acquires after almost two hundred years.
Lovely Late Georgian Sterling Melon Form Jug with Poignant Inscription Hallmarked for Joseph Angell I, London, 1829