Sterling Silver Jugs & Pitchers

Whether serving lemonade at a picnic or Tom Collins at a cocktail party, sterling jugs and pitchers add a dash of refinement to any occasion. They range in size from diminutive creamer jugs to more substantial pitchers able to hold enough ice water or beer to serve a large table.

The most valuable and sought-after examples of sterling jugs and pitchers hail from colonial America and 18th-century England. Paul Revere sterling jugs and pitchers executed in both Federalist and neoclassical styles rank among the most coveted kinds by collectors. During the 19th century, Tiffany & Co. produced an array of sterling jugs with wide mouths and floral patterns inspired by Persian decorative arts.

Like many sterling objects, jugs and pitchers become more alluring with age as their luster softens into an entrancing patina. Since sterling is composed of 92.5% percent pure silver, they will keep their beauty for generations to come and are appropriate for family heirlooms.


Quick Facts

  • In 2013, Skinner Auctioneers sold a Victorian sterling silver and glass claret jug for $1,599
  • The earliest cream jugs date back to the beginning of the 18th century as tea started to become more popular throughout England
  • The condition, style, and level of craftsmanship, among other factors, determine the price of various sterling pitchers and jugs

Recommended Items at Auction

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JØRGEN JENSEN (1895-1966) FOR GEORG JENSEN LIDDED PITCHER, CIRCA 1926
Oct 21, 10:00 AM BST
JØRGEN JENSEN (1895-1966) FOR GEORG JENSEN LIDDED PITCHER, CIRCA 1926
by Lyon & Turnbull
Est: £300- £500
£1503 Bids
Wm. Rogers Sterling Silver Water Pitcher
Oct 23, 9:00 AM EDT
Wm. Rogers Sterling Silver Water Pitcher
by Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $350- $450
$1752 Bids
Fisher Sterling Silver 'Rose Bouquet' Pitcher
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
Fisher Sterling Silver 'Rose Bouquet' Pitcher
by Showplace
Est: $600- $800
$4001 Bid
Gorham King Edward Sterling Silver Water Pitcher
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
Gorham King Edward Sterling Silver Water Pitcher
by Showplace
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$6001 Bid
2 STERLING SILVER PITCHERS, SANBORNS, MEXICO CITY
Oct 23, 10:00 AM EDT
2 STERLING SILVER PITCHERS, SANBORNS, MEXICO CITY
by Oakridge Auction Gallery
Est: $400- $500
$2001 Bid
International Prelude Sterling Silver Water Pitcher
Oct 23, 9:00 AM EDT
International Prelude Sterling Silver Water Pitcher
by Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $500- $550
$2501 Bid
A George II Irish sterling silver cream jug, Dublin circa 1750 by Samuel Walker (active 1731-69)
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
A George II Irish sterling silver cream jug, Dublin circa 1750 by Samuel Walker (active 1731-69)
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £600- £800
£601 Bid
Persian Silver Unusual Enamelled Jug
Oct 21, 10:00 AM BST
Persian Silver Unusual Enamelled Jug
by Plakas Auctions
Est: £100- £150
£1001 Bid
Three Sterling Silver Pieces
Nov 05, 12:00 PM EDT
Three Sterling Silver Pieces
by Cottone Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
A Silver Vodka Jug Depicting A Hunter With Hare
Oct 30, 11:30 AM EDT
A Silver Vodka Jug Depicting A Hunter With Hare
by Joshua Kodner
Est: $20,000- $30,000
$1,0001 Bid
Spanish sterling silver pitcher, Pasgorcy's 925 st…
Oct 27, 5:00 PM CEST
Spanish sterling silver pitcher, Pasgorcy's 925 st…
by Subastas Segre
Est: €180- €270
€1801 Bid
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Lg Art Nouveau Silver Claret Jug or Beer Pitcher
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Lg Art Nouveau Silver Claret Jug or Beer Pitcher
by Neely Auction
Est: $80- $120
$400 Bids
Large Charleston Coin Silver Ewer, Gregg & Hayden
Oct 23, 9:00 AM EDT
Large Charleston Coin Silver Ewer, Gregg & Hayden
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$1,5000 Bids
Southern Coin Silver Pitcher, Samuel Wilmot
Oct 23, 9:00 AM EDT
Southern Coin Silver Pitcher, Samuel Wilmot
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $800- $1,500
$4000 Bids
Charleston Coin Silver Pitcher, William Carrington
Oct 23, 9:00 AM EDT
Charleston Coin Silver Pitcher, William Carrington
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $500- $800
$2500 Bids
Large New Orleans Coin Silver Pitcher, Adolphe Himmel
Oct 23, 9:00 AM EDT
Large New Orleans Coin Silver Pitcher, Adolphe Himmel
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
New Orleans Coins Silver Covered Pitcher, Adolphe Himmel
Oct 23, 9:00 AM EDT
New Orleans Coins Silver Covered Pitcher, Adolphe Himmel
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $800- $1,200
$4000 Bids
New Orleans Coin Silver Pitcher, Hyde and Goodrich
Oct 23, 9:00 AM EDT
New Orleans Coin Silver Pitcher, Hyde and Goodrich
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $500- $700
$2500 Bids
New Orleans Coin Silver Pitcher, E. A. Tyler
Oct 23, 9:00 AM EDT
New Orleans Coin Silver Pitcher, E. A. Tyler
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Sterling Silver Jugs & Pitchers


Auktionshaus Plückbaum

Auktionshaus Plückbaum

Chiswick Auctions

Chiswick Auctions

Subastas Segre

Subastas Segre

Brunk Auctions

Brunk Auctions