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Antique 1780s Sterling Silver Beer or Water Jug by Thomas Chawner



A magnificent, fine and impressive antique George III English sterling silver beer or water jug by Thomas Chawner; part of our dining silverware collection. This magnificent antique George III sterling silver beer jug has a plain baluster form onto a circular collet foot, in the classic English Georgian style. The body of this impressive jug is plain and unembellished, with an applied bead decorated border below moulded ornamentation to the rim. This impressive example of antique silverware is fitted with a cast sterling silver S scroll handle ornamented with a scrolling leaf thumbpiece and bifurcating lower terminal. The cast beak style spout is embellished with a vase-shaped moulding with a drop shaped form to the nadir; the spout is further ornamented with a continuation of applied ornamentation to the rim. This exceptional beer jug, crafted by the renowned London silversmith Thomas Chawner, is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire. Condition This Georgian silver beer jug is a superior gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The applied decoration is all very sharp. Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the body are all very clear. Dimensions Length from back of handle to tip of lip 21cm/8.3" Width 12.6cm/5" Height 19.2cm/7.6". Weight 35.7 troy ounces/1110g. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this Georgian silverware. Maker: Thomas Chawner Date: 1786 Origin: London, England. Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this Georgian silverware.


  • Creator
    Thomas Chawner (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 7.6 in. (19.31 cm)Width: 5.0 in. (12.7 cm)Depth: 6.6 in. (16.77 cm)
  • Style
    George III (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Please see main description.
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A95911stDibs: LU1200217188831

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Jesmond, United Kingdom
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