19 October 2010
A VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT AND GLASS CLARET JUG
MARK OF WALTER HENRY SEARLE, LONDON, 1895
The glass oval jug 'rock crystal' engraved with birds and flowers, on shaped silver-gilt foot, applied with pierced waist and shoulder mounts, the neck chased with flowers and engraved with monogram VD, marked on waist, neck, cover and base
12¾ in. (32.4 cm.) high
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The 'rock crystal' engraving is attributed to Stourbridge, possibly to the firm of Stevens & Williams, after designs by John Orchard, circa 1890.
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