9411
George I Silver Cream Jug

Date: 1726

Country: England

Stock Number: 9411

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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.

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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