London, South Kensington
1 December 2004
A CASED VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED ENGRAVED GLASS CLARET JUG
MARK OF JOHN FIGG, LONDON, 1875
The ovoid glass body with engraved grape vine and leaf motifs surrounding vacant cartouches and further engraved with masks, with a silver-mounted foot and neck, with a detachable stopper and a female nude and bacchic finial, contained in a fitted case - 16¼in. (41.2cm.) high.
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A similar example by the same maker is illustrated in Vanessa Brett, The Sotheby's Directory of Silver, 1600-1940, page 293, number 1369.
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This lot is illustrated on page 39 and incorrectly numbered as 197.
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