OIL AND VINEGAR JUGS.

These small lidded jugs come from cruet stands and normally there are two of these on a stand, one for oil and one for vinegar. The small jug that doesn't have a silver top may have been free standing.

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Description, References and Size

This is a Georgian silver topped cruet jug for oil or vinegar, with shallow cut vertical panels running length of body to top of neck. The silver top is of a classical type with a hinged lid. Made circa. 1780-1800.

This has a stange lid in that the small handle to open the lid is at the front of the lid. It is kind of positioned so that you would have to use two hands to pour it.

Reference: English and Irish Cut Glass 1750-1950, E. M. Elville, page 33

Height: 7.5 inches

Width: 2.25 inches

This is a Georgian silver topped cruet jug for oil or vinegar, with shallow cut vesica within diamonds in a band around the middle of the body with shallow diamonds cut up the shoulders and neck. The silver top is of a classical type with a hinged lid. Silver hallmarks have been rubbed. Made circa. 1780-1800.

A lovely quality item, the only problem being that the hallmarks are virtually obliterated, with only the Lion being visible.

Reference: The Decanter, Andy McConnell, page 175

Height: 8.5 inches

Width: 2 inches

This is a Georgian Sheffield silver plate topped cruet jug for oil or vinegar, with shallow cut vertical panels running length of body to top of neck. The silver top is of a classical type with a hinged lid. Made circa. 1780-1800.

The plate is worn in places and the copper base metal is visible in places. Another minor fault is that the two layers of copper that make up the handle have slightly delaminated at the bottom.

Reference: English and Irish Cut Glass 1750-1950, E. M. Elville, page 33

Reference: Dictionary of British Antique Glass, Douglas Ash, page 73

Reference: Glass, W. B. Honey, plate 56

Height: 7 inches

Width: 2.25 inches

This is a stemmed and footed shaped George IV cruet jug for oil or vinegar. It has a cut body, cushion cut neck, and serated pouring lip. This is a Made circa.1830-40.

Compared to other cruets this one is quite rare. Probably because the foot and handle are more easily broken on this jug than on the pedestal cruets shown in this section. It was probably originally at least one of a pair.

The reference I am using here is not an exact match, but is a useful dating reference and the distinctive pouring lip is the same.

Reference: British Glass 1800-1914, Charles Hajdemach, plate 68

Height: 6.5 inches

Width: 3.5 inches

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