9411. George II Silver Cream Jug - Price £950

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A pretty little early antique silver sparrow beak jug with a compact body and wire rimmed foot. Good plain style and nice weight. Excellent colour. Contains 95 ml. Weight 67 grams, 2.1 troy ounces. Height 7.75cm. Spread 7.5cm across the top. Sterling silver. London 1726. Maker William Atkinson.

Condition - This charming little jug is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. With a full set of clear English silver hallmarks marks underneath.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

Literature - Milk and cream were not commonly taken in tea and coffee until the early eighteenth century. The earliest form of milk jug was introduced during the Queen Anne period and was shaped like a coffee pot with a hinged lid. By the 1720's there were smaller cream jugs without lids.

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