26 October 2007
A VICTORIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER WINE JUG
MARK OF STEPHEN SMITH, LONDON, 1867
Of vase form on spreading circular foot, with scrolled handle partly fashioned as dragon head with engraved and chased acanthus leaf join, hinged cover with beaded rim and finial fashioned as a knight's helm, body with two applied beaded oval cartouches enclosing figures of Venus and Cupid, marked on neck and inside of hinged cover
14 in. (35.5 cm.) high; 26 oz. (810 gr.)
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