Pair of antique French silver and glass claret jugs by Gross

By Gross, Armand (French, fl. late 19th-early 20th Century)


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The jugs are of classical oinochoe form. They are set on circular silver bases, which are decorated with stylised leaf patterns. Their bulbous glass bodies taper towards their bases, and are finely engraved with scrolling foliage. The jugs’ silver necks are gadrooned, and decorated with ribbon bows and drapery swags. Their mouths are delicately shaped and topped by hinged lids, which are fitted with foliate oval handles. Leaf motifs decorate the undersides of the mouths, and their interiors are gilded. The jugs' necks are mounted with geometric handles, which are ornamented with ribbon bows and scrolling foliage.

Both silver jugs are fully hallmarked. They bear the maker's mark of Armand Gross, a prestigious silversmith active in Paris in the late 19th and early 20th Century. Gross produced a variety of precious items and fine tableware, including cutlery, tea and coffee services, jugs, salt cellars, and much more. These silver items are typically decorated with elegant and refined relief work, as seen in this beautiful pair of jugs.


Artist / Maker
By Gross, Armand (French, fl. late 19th-early 20th Century)
Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Late 19th Century
Belle Époque, Classical, Neoclassical
Glass, Silver
Clear, Silver


31 cm / 12.2 inches
15 cm / 5.9 inches
12 cm / 4.7 inches


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