Antique Claret Jugs
Claret jugs began to be made in the 1830s, but before then, there were jugs for wine, so the term claret jug can be a little confusing.
During the 19th century fine claret jugs were made of glass with silver, or plated mounts. The best had silver-gilt mounts, and from about 1860 they became an art form in themselves. Some in the 1880s and '90s were zoomorphic - made as ducks, crocodiles, parrots or walruses.
Many wine jugs were simple and made of glass throughout. Frequently the glass was coloured, and while the red ones were almost certainly intended for red wine, the green, blue, amber and turquoise ones were probably intended for white wine.
If you do not see the type of claret jug you are looking for, please do contact us - we may well know where one is.
Originally, an 'askos' was a vessel used by the ancient Greeks for carrying and pouring... Date: c.1875
Price: UK customers £585, US customers $700, Euro customers €675, Australian customers $935
There was a passion for things 'Japanese' in the decorative arts following the opening of... Date: c.1880
Price: UK customers £175, US customers $210, Euro customers €200, Australian customers $280
This rather magnificent jug was probably intended originally for water - and it would work... Date: c.1830 - 40
Price: UK customers £320, US customers $385, Euro customers €370, Australian customers $510
This is a green glass wine jug (I don't think red wine looks good in... Date: c.1870
Price: UK customers £50, US customers $60, Euro customers €60, Australian customers $80