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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.

6535 A Fine early George III Wine or Beer Jug

6535 A Fine early George III Wine or Beer Jug

Jugs of this type are usually called 'beer jugs', but it seems infinitely more likely... Date: 1769

Price: UK customers £4,650, US customers $6,045, Euro customers €5,350, Australian customers $8,140

6542 A Very Fine Victorian Silver-Mounted Claret Jug

6542 A Very Fine Victorian Silver-Mounted Claret Jug

THis is a very fine Victorian claret jug which exemplifies many aspects of taste in... Date: 1883

Price: UK customers £1,675, US customers $2,180, Euro customers €1,925, Australian customers $2,930

5151 A Bronze Askos Claret Jug

5151 A Bronze Askos Claret Jug

Originally, an 'askos' was a vessel used by the ancient Greeks for carrying and pouring... Date: c.1875

Price: UK customers £585, US customers $760, Euro customers €675, Australian customers $1,025

6532 A Silver Mounted Claret Jug

6532 A Silver Mounted Claret Jug

The wine or claret flask was a very popular design from c.1865- 1900 and it... Date: 1876

Price: UK customers £325, US customers $425, Euro customers €375, Australian customers $570

6039 An Unusual Cut Glass Water or Wine Jug

6039 An Unusual Cut Glass Water or Wine Jug

This rather magnificent jug was probably intended originally for water - and it would work... Date: c.1830 - 40

Price: UK customers £320, US customers $415, Euro customers €370, Australian customers $560

5172 A Rare Pair of Japanesque Engraved Claret Flasks

5172 A Rare Pair of Japanesque Engraved Claret Flasks

There was a passion for things 'Japanese' in the decorative arts following the opening of... Date: c.1880

Price: UK customers £175, US customers $230, Euro customers €200, Australian customers $305

9624 A Green Flask Jug with Clear Handle and Stopper

9624 A Green Flask Jug with Clear Handle and Stopper

This is a green glass wine jug (I don't think red wine looks good in... Date: c.1870

Price: UK customers £25, US customers $35, Euro customers €30, Australian customers $45

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