Of round tapered body resting on a reeded pedestal base. The whole jug is bright cut and engraved with a river scene depicting a stork flying over water with reeds and arum lilies in the foreground. The handle has two side branches that end in thistle plant terminals and the spout is decorated in high-relief with flowers, foliage and geometric panels. The lid is topped with a large figural finial in the shape of a bear perched on top of a pile of rocks, with a freshly-caught salmon in his mouth. Incredible piece from one of the best known silversmith companies of North America.
Made by Reed & Barton, USA, c. 32 cm tall to top of finial.24 cm tall to spout. 27.5 cm spout to handle. 17.5 cm diameter across the base.
The lid is detached from the hinge; pitting to handle and some wear to body; two shallow depressions to the left side and few small dings; crazing and crack to liner; the bear finial is partially pushed into the lid. The lid is detached from the hinge; pitting to handle and some wear to body; two shallow depressions to the left side.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silverplate\Pitchers & Jugs". The seller is "popugai" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.