George III silver argyle gravy jug

George III silver argyle gravy jug

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A fine antique silver argyle, or argyll; a lidded gravy jug that features a hot water jacket that is filled with boiling water thus keeping the gravy or sauce hot. The water is poured through a lidded opening in the handle mount and fills the space between the outer body and the inner shell.

The jug and cover are both finely engraved with bright-cut decorations as well as a prominent family coat of arms, and the pull-off lid is surmounted by an urn-shaped silver finial. The elegant handle with thumbpiece is made from stained fruit wood, probably apply or pear.

Dimensions:

Height 115 mm / 4 34"
Width 215 mm / 8 "
Depth 95 mm / 4"
Weight 289 g (9.29 troy ozs)
Year

1789

Place

London

Condition

Excellent

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