Seller: regentantiquesuk (2,803) 100%, Location: London N4 1BX, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 372745161121 OUR LONDON SHOWROOMS OPEN MON to FRI 10am - 5pm And Alternate Saturdays Regent Antiques has been trading in London for three decades. We specialise in English and Continental antique furniture, silver and porcelain. Our main markets are Europe and North America and we export worldwide. Antique Victorian Silver Plate Claret Jug by Martin Hall & Co C1870 19th Century This is an exquisite English Victorian silver-plated claret jug, bearing the makers mark of the renowned silversmiths Martin Hall & Co, Sheffield, circa 1870 in date. This magnificent claret jug has a very stylish circular straight-sided body, stands on an elegant circular base and features a waisted neck with the original hinged lid. It has exceptional engraved floral decoration throughout the body and a superb geometrical handle which adds a distinctive look to this highly attractive piece. It is further embellished with splendid beaded decoration to the lid, the neck, the body and the base. The underside of the claret jug bears the makers mark M H & Co for Martin Hall & Co, and the registration number 9201. The unique quality and design of this claret jug will make it a treasured piece for any discerning collector. Condition: In excellent condition with clear makers marks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation. Dimensions in cm: Height 35 x Width 10 x Depth 12.5Dimensions in inches: Height 13.8 x Width 3.9 x Depth 4.9 Claret Jug - is used to describe a table decanter intended for red wine, today also used as a sports trophy. Martin, Hall & Co - the origin of the firm was in the partnership established in 1820 in Sheffield by Henry Wilkinson and John Roberts who traded as Wilkinson & Roberts. Wilkinson left the business and in 1846 John Roberts entered in partnership with Ebenezer Hall (his apprentice in 1836) under the style Roberts & Hall. In 1854 Richard Martin (of Martin Brothers & Naylor) and Joshua Hall (brother of Ebenezer Hall) entered into the partnership under the style Martin, Hall & Co. In 1866 the firm was converted into an Ltd. The factory was active at Shrewsbury Works, Broad Street Park, Sheffield with showrooms in London (where they were listed as manufacturing silversmiths and electroplated manufacturers, silver, plated and steel cutlers), Sydney, Birmingham and Glasgow. The firm participated in the 1851 Great Exhibition, the Internation Exhibition (1862), the Sydney Exhibition (1879), the Melboune Exhibition (1881) and the 1915 British Industries Fair. Besides its sterling silver and electroplated items, the firm had a successful cheaper line of products on a patented white metal called "Martinoid". Items made by Martin, Hall & Co were retailed by Wordley & Co - Liverpool, Ball & Edwards - Birmingham, Henry Ellis & Son - Exeter, Charles Nephew & Co - Calcutta, West & Son - Dublin, Goldsmiths Alliance Ltd - Cornhill, Pearce & Co - Leeds, Mappin Brothers - London, George Edward & Sons - Glasgow, James Aitchinson - Edinburgh, Mackay & Chisholm - Edinburgh and many other firms. After WWI and a brief association of interests with Gladwin Ltd the firm went in liquidation and was struck off the register in 1936 (according to another source the business was sold to Frank Cobb & Co in 1931/1932). Our reference: 09762 Image gallery Take a tour of our London showrooms Write to us: Regent Antiques Manor Warehouse 318 Green Lanes London N4 1BX By Underground: Take Piccadilly line to Manor House station. Go to top of escalators and turn left. Take exit 7 and walk straight on for 10 metres. Manor Warehouse is on the right. By road: There is car parking available on site. Payment Pay with your credit card through PayPal. Please make all cheques payable to "Regent Antiques." Bank details: Regent Antiques - BBVA - Account: 05701615 - Sort: 23-59-11 Shipping and returns We ship worldwide. Postage and packing for: Mainland UK: FREE European Union: £15.00 North America: £20.00 (Please note that this is in Pounds Sterling, not US Dollars) Rest of world: £25.00 If you require shipping to a location for which a shipping charge is not provided, please ask for a quote prior to bidding. Williams and Hill Forwarding is our preferred shipping agent for our valuable and fragile furniture items delivered within the UK. After you purchase, we will make all the arrangements to get your item to your door. Stephen Morris Shipping is our preferred specialist for delivery outside of the UK. Increased shipping costs incurred when purchasing additional items are generally quite low. For the best value, we recommend offsetting this cost by purchasing multiple items. We require that someone be home on the agreed delivery day if applicable, otherwise a redelivery fee will apply. In accordance with Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the item. The item must be returned in its original packaging and condition. Unless the item is not as described in a material way, the buyer is responsible for return shipping expenses. Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the European Union.