Silver lidded jug made by A E Jones Birmingham 1919. Could be used for water or wine.
Silver lidded jug A E Jones Birmingham 1919
A planished silver lidded jug by Albert Edward Jones (1878 - 1954) hallmarked in Birmingham 1919. It could be used for water or wine. The jug is in good condition showing a lovely patina in keeping with its age and usage.
The original planishing marks reflect and deflect the light beautifully. The jug is of a simple elegant shape with an attractive band applied around the centre. Where the band has been joined at the front the soldering can be clearly seen. Please see photographs.
The hallmarks are clear, the sponsors mark is a little rubbed but readable.
Weight: 262 grams
Height: 20 cms
Width across handle to spout 15 cms
Albert Edward Jones was born in 1878 into a family of
of craftsmen and he followed their lead in applying much care and attention to each piece.
He worked as a guildsman at the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft which enabled him to work with many leading artists of the Arts and Crafts movement. The influence of them on his silver work is very evident in this jug.