Large Victorian silver beer jug

Large Victorian silver beer jug

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An impressive silver beer jug with high-relief, chased scenes of a stag hunt among scrolling foliage and floral designs. This substantial piece, made by a fine silversmith, has a cast mask spout and hinged lid featuring a charming cherub finial and a capacity of 2.5 litres.

This fine jug was presented as a horse racing prize the cartouche is beautifully hand engraved with the inscription

AIRDRIE RACES
Members' Cup
Presented by James Baird Esq MP
Won by
SWALEDALE
1851

Dimensions:

Height 370 mm / 14 "
Diameter 210 mm / 8 12"
Weight 2080 g (66.87 troy ozs)
Year

1848

Place

London

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