Antique Sterling Silver Wine Claret Jug 1878

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A Sterling silver wine or claret jug of Archaic form of an ancient Greek wine vessel ( oinochoe ) with high raised swan neck handle above a narrow neck with hinged lid on a high shouldered tapering body raised on a stepped foot - overall finely engraved pattern of grapes and leaves which is continuous between the various reserves - marked for Sterling silver and for Martin Hall and Co of London and hallmarked for 1878 - total weight 556grms - overall dimensions height to top of handle 280mm - diameter 108mm - 1878 England
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