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Provincial Silver Milk Jug - Exeter
Reference: S1418
Period: George IV
Year: 1821
Silversmith: Simon Levy
Place: Exeter
Price: $ 310.00
Weight: 228 grams
Dimensions: 14.5 cm *8.0 cm * 11.0cm height
Condition: Good. Scratches to gilding in interior (from use and cleaning). 1 small dent near handle, not noticeable - rest of body including feet and handle excellent.

Description: An interesting antique silver milk (or cream) jug, hallmarked in Exeter but possibly made in Devon. It is oblong in shape, with an unusual cast rim with different types of flowers and thistles, and a very fine engraved band of scrolling foliage around the body. The jug has an ornate leaf and rose capped scroll handle, and 4 bun feet. The jug, casting and engraving is very fine quality, the work of a master craftsman. The 5 hallmarks are all clear, including makers mark SL. The base has an engraved number "10", possibly an inventory number. The oblong shape was popular for tea services between 1805 and 1815 in London, we often see a style lag in provincial centres. Simon Levy produced Exeter hallmarked silver between 1818 and 1832. Of Jewish origin, he was buried in the Jewish burial ground in Exeter, just outside the Roman wall. He was the son of Emanuel Levy, also a silversmith. They resided in the parish of St Thomas, Devon.
Provincial Silver Milk Jug - Exeter
Exeter milk jug

Provincial Silver Milk Jug - Exeter
Detail handle

Provincial Silver Milk Jug - Exeter
Scale

Provincial Silver Milk Jug - Exeter
Hallmark

Provincial Silver Milk Jug - Exeter
Inventory no 10

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