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Military Significance Britannia Silver Water Jug 1881

Heading : Brittania Silver Jug 
Date : Hallmarked in London 1881 for George Fox
Period : Victoria 
Origin : London, England 

Decoration : Chaste band at the top of the body and on the foot. Engraved "To the Officers 2nd Battalion Kings Royal Rifles from Major W Forster May 1882"  
Size :  23.2cm height
Condition : A 2mm long very shallow ding on the rim. The dimples on the neck either side of the beak are within the design and are not damage
Restoration :Profesionally cleaned to a butlers finish
Weight :  1074 grams 34.5 Ozt

Our research shows that Major Forster served in the Anglo-Egyptian war which started two months after this jug was gifted to the officers of his battalion. Whilst in Egypt he fought at the Battle of Kassassin Loch in which the official numbers say that the British force lost only 57 men whilst there were over 2000 Egyptian casualties. He had previously served in the Anglo-Afghan war of 1878. 

The regiment was originally reaised in North America suring the seven years French and Indian war.

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