With cast scroll vine tendril handle, a hinged lid with cast finial, and sitting on a flat star-cut base. Made by Cartwright & Woodward of Birmingham in 1860. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver and crystal claret jug are height 11.25 inches, and diameter at base is 5.5 inches. 11.5 inches tall (Base to top of lid handle). 5.5 inches Wide (at the glass base).Decoding the Marks on the Silver Has led me to conclude the following. The symbol for English sterling is a walking lion, or "Lion Passant". Most countries that live under the reign of the British crown have their own sterling mark, instead of the lion. Scotland uses a thistle flower, Ireland uses a harp, and so on.
Make a note that England itself has made the bulk of sterling wares over the centuries. Items from Scotland and Ireland are rare and can command higher prices. The town or city mark denotes the place where the item was tested for its silver quality, or "assayed".
An Anchor mark represents Birmingham. Lower Case Old English "h": year manufactured (1882). The Lid to the Jug is Stamped with the same Monarchs Head, and Lower case "h", as all detachable pieces should of been in the time era.
The item "Victorian Sterling Silver and Cut Glass Claret Jugs / Wine Ewer Decanter" is in sale since Friday, March 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "may1117-2013" and is located in Hinsdale, Illinois.
This item can be shipped to United States.