Skip to main content

Antique Victorian Plate Claret Jug

  • Sheffield, circa 1885
  • Dimensions: 10 3/4 inches tall and 5 1/2 inches from handle to spout

Claret Jugs were produced throughout Europe beginning in the 19th century. Although France had a large production of fine silver and glass jugs, the diverse and often beautiful designs that we are able to appreciate today, were British. A glass body allows the color of the wine to be seen. This was first noted due to the popularity of the Bordeaux wine from France. Also, a silver mount allowed Silversmiths to create and show off their wonderfully ornate designs. Intricate naturalistic motifs were very popular and the flora and fauna were the most frequently used during this period. Eventually, the art from the Far East began to influence all kinds of work. The claret jug was a perfect way to show off the delicate designs and the floral decoration that was so dominant at this time.

A handsome Antique Victorian Silver Plate Claret Jug that is quite stunning in design. It is exemplified with a wonderful intricate design of a Bacchus face on the spout. To complement this silver plated workmanship, is an exquisite striking etched body. It is decorated with desirable cut glass decoration which is in perfect condition. To finish off this piece, there is a flat star-cut base.

This Antique Victorian Silver Plate Claret Jug is a wonderful example of the workmanship done in the Victorian era.

Our Newsletter

Once or twice a month we send an informative email to our subscribers about all things antiques. We love to answer questions and dive into the history of antique silver, porcelain, and glass. Read our email archive here.

View the Archive

Latest Newsletter #40

Our Busy Summer ☀️

We hope that everyone has had a wonderful Summer and is now enjoying the Fall season. Fortunately for you, our clientele, we have had a very busy summer at Wyler Antiques. We have been fortunate enough to buy some wonderful and exciting pieces which we will be featuring in the next couple of Announcements.

Keep Reading