Sale 19CN02 | Lot 120

Rare Edwardian Sterling Silver Mounted Glass Novelty Monkey-Form Claret Jug

Catalogue: English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters

Lot Details

Lot 120
Rare Edwardian Sterling Silver Mounted Glass Novelty Monkey-Form Claret Jug
Richard Hodd & Son, London, 1906
Realistically modelled seated on his hind legs with textured glass body, the hinged head with glass eyes. Height 11 1/4 inches (28.5 cm).

The Victorian taste of the unusual is at its most striking in the animals used in claret jugs. A whole menagerie was available from cockatoos, ducks and owls to much rarer monkeys, walruses and even kangaroos. Perhaps because they were intended to be used for after dinner drinks few appear on the market today.

A similar model, also marked Richard Hodd but with a yellow glass body, sold Sotheby's London, October 25, 2016, lot 643.


Estimate: $6,000 - $10,000

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Good condition overall; clearly hallmarked; the underside with later silver plated disk joining feet to glass body where glass has been broken, with a rim of glue to edges; interior of head gilded; the chain to handle detached from cover; good details to textured surface


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Catalogue Info

English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters

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