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An exceptionally fine cast George IV Milk Jug made in London in 1823 by William Eley & William Fearn


This very rare Jug is cast and stands on four unusual foliate scroll feet. The rim displays a band of bat wing fluting and the main body is chased with floral garlands, scrolls and trellis work panels. The spout displays a very unusual mix of bullrushes, Rococo scrolls and flowerheads. The extraordinary handle is decorated with leaf capping and a detailed bunch of exotic fruit. The interior is finely gilded and the side is engraved with a contemporary Crest. The base is very well marked and is engraved with the contemporary script initials HR to CE. This is the first time we have seen this design and the quality is outstanding. This piece is in excellent crisp condition. Eley and Fearn were prolific specialist flatware makers and to find a piece of holloware from their workshops is very rare.

Length: 7.25 inches, 18.13cm.

Width: 4.6 inches, 11.5cm.

Height: 2.75 inches, 6.88cm.

Weight: 12oz.