Silver & cut crystal hoggett with HMS Victory oak

Silver & cut crystal hoggett with HMS Victory oak



This is an example of a bespoke private commission. Get in touch to discuss your own ideas; we can make anything in silver.

Langfords was commissioned by a private client in the United States to make two hoggits (hoggetts) using verified oak from HMS Victory and fitted with silver interiors as well as the hand-blown and hand-cut crystal decanters and stoppers.

The timber for this pair was acquired from HMS Victory, authenticated by curators at the National Museum of the Royal Navy and accompanied by a certificate endorsing its authenticity. The interior of each bowl was hand engraved with a personal commemorative message.

Throughout the history of wine, decanters have played a significant role in the serving of wine. No more so is this tradition than the serving of Vintage Port. Rather more obscure and rare is the hoggit, a round-bottomed decanter that cannot be put down unless resting on its wooden base, thus ensuring that guests cannot hog it and keep passing it round the table.