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William IV sterling silver claret jug, fully hallmarked for London 1833. The silversmiths are Joseph Angell I and John Angell I; a family that produced many generations of silversmiths throughout the 19th century.
There are multiple design motifs expressed in the ornamentation of the claret jug. The neck is decorated with bulrushes, repeating shells at the top and bottom of the body of the vessel, egg and dart at the stem node, and stylized acanthus leaves on the pedestal base.
The original armorial crest is intact.
There are presentation engravings on the side of the base.
One side reads: M.W.D - W.P.D., 1914-1939
The reverse reads: B.S.E - H.B & S. Ltd. 1947-1986
12 1/2” (31.7cm) high, 6 1/4” (16cm) across the spout to handle.