Silver and Crystal Dolphin Claret Jug
Silver and Crystal Dolphin Claret Jug Silver and Crystal Dolphin Claret Jug Silver and Crystal Dolphin Claret Jug
Silver and Crystal Dolphin Claret Jug

Silver and Crystal Dolphin Claret Jug

  • A wonderful late 19th-century claret jug made of silver and crystal
  • The vessel takes the form of a classically-inspired dolphin
  • Silver and crystal-blended claret jugs are highly collectible today
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Item No. 30-8016
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Marvelously crafted silver and cut crystal culminate in this wonderful claret jug that takes the form of a dolphin. The imagery is taken from classical art, which often depicted the misunderstood marine mammal as having scales and snout-like facial features. Jugs such as this were popular from the mid-19th through the early 20th century and were desired for their artful blending of silver with lead crystal, which allowed the contents to be seen. Dolphin-shaped vessels, in particular, were fashionable gifts at the turn of the 20th century and were often given by liquor companies to their most loyal clients.

Circa 1895

4" wide x 9 1/4" deep x 12" high

Did You Know?
The claret jug takes its name from the French red Bordeaux wine referred to as "claret" by the British. Since the time it was introduced in Britain in the mid 17th century, specialized containers were created to allow the wine to "breathe". While earlier versions were made of either glass or silver, beginning in the mid-19th century, claret jugs began to be crafted using a blend of the two media.
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Period: 19th Century
Origin:America
Type:Wine & Spirits
Width:4 Inches
Height:12 Inches
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