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L3787: Sterling Silver Claret Jug

Hallmarked In 1868

Hallmarked in London in 1868 by William & George Sissons, this attractive, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Claret Jug, is urn shaped, and features floral etched glass and a bright cut engraved mount, with bead borders. The claret jug measures 12"(31cm) tall, by 7"(18cm) from handle to lip.

£1,975

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L1535: Sterling Silver Centrepiece Made For Admiral Tryon

Hallmarked In 1868

Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1868 by Elkington & Co. This magnificent centrepiece was presented to Captain George Tryon (later Admiral) in recognition of his important role in the Abyssinia Expedition to free missionaries and representatives of the British Government, who had been imprisoned by Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia. Tryon acted as the transport officer to Annesley Bay for troops and supplies heading to Abyssinia with General Robert Napier’s expedition. He was given the Companionship of the Bath by her Majesty Queen Victoria as a reward for his services, and presented with this monumental centrepiece decorated with scenes depicting his activities in the campaign. The centrepiece stands on a mirror plateau which in turn stands on a wooden base with silver plaques and anchors. The overall height is 31.5” (80cm). The base diameter is 23”(59cm).

£95,750

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