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Novelty Owl Shaped Silver Plate Claret Jug

Heading : Novelty owl shaped claret jug 
Date :
Origin :
Colour :
Green glass and silver. 
Stopper :
Owls head opens at beak. 
Body :
Green glass two piece mould. Applied clear glass handle 
Base :
Applied silver plate feet and tail
Glass Type : Lead.
Size :  26  cm to top of stopper
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks 
Restoration : Hinge restored and re-electroplated at our instgation
Weight : 1602 grams

This is very similar to designs by Alexander Crichton from the 1880s and are being sold as such. They were in fact produced in Spain by Cortasa Alpaca from the 1970s onwards. Some have the company mark on the badse of the tail, some are unmarked. We have seen three with that marks filed away.

The hinges on this example has been replaced and we have had this completely silver plated. It is an attractive and functiuonal item but Crichton it is not


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  • Product Code: 2019092811
  • Availability: Sold
  • £245.00

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