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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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A Victorian sterling silver mounted etched blown glass claret jug, London, 1867
Oct 09, 10:00 AM PDT
A Victorian sterling silver mounted etched blown glass claret jug, London, 1867
by Andrew Jones Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$1804 Bids
Kirk & Son Silver Repoussé Architectural Chinoiserie Cream Pitcher
Oct 22, 11:00 AM EDT
Kirk & Son Silver Repoussé Architectural Chinoiserie Cream Pitcher
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $500- $1,000
$503 Bids
Mid-Century Sterling Silver Pitcher/Vase
Oct 08, 10:00 AM EDT
Mid-Century Sterling Silver Pitcher/Vase
by Roland Auctions NY
Est: $500- $700
$3253 Bids
Coin silver pitcher, 19th c.
Oct 07, 9:00 AM EDT
Coin silver pitcher, 19th c.
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $500- $800
$2752 Bids
Whiting Japanesque sterling silver pitcher
Oct 07, 9:00 AM EDT
Whiting Japanesque sterling silver pitcher
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$1,6002 Bids
Gorham coin silver cream jug, 19th c.
Oct 07, 9:00 AM EDT
Gorham coin silver cream jug, 19th c.
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $200- $300
$1252 Bids
A silver milk jug, with apocryphal Bruges hallmarks, ca 525 g, H 20,5 cm
Oct 06, 2:00 PM CEST
A silver milk jug, with apocryphal Bruges hallmarks, ca 525 g, H 20,5 cm
by Carlo Bonte Auctions
Est: €300- €500
€1602 Bids
An American Coin Silver Presentation Water Pitcher of Yacht Racing Interest
Oct 10, 10:00 AM CDT
An American Coin Silver Presentation Water Pitcher of Yacht Racing Interest
by Hindman
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5001 Bid
New York coin silver creamer, ca. 1860
Oct 07, 9:00 AM EDT
New York coin silver creamer, ca. 1860
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
Mid-Century Mexican Sterling Silver Water Pitcher
Oct 08, 9:00 AM EDT
Mid-Century Mexican Sterling Silver Water Pitcher
by Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $400- $500
$2001 Bid
JUG
Oct 26, 3:00 PM CEST
JUG
by International Art Sale Italy
Est: €200- €400
€2001 Bid
An American Silver Pitcher
Oct 06, 10:00 AM EDT
An American Silver Pitcher
by Hindman
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
Philadelphia coin silver ewer, mid 19th c.
Oct 07, 9:00 AM EDT
Philadelphia coin silver ewer, mid 19th c.
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $400- $700
$2001 Bid
Gorham sterling silver water pitcher
Oct 07, 9:00 AM EDT
Gorham sterling silver water pitcher
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $400- $700
$2001 Bid
Two Georgian English Sterling Silver Creamers
Oct 04, 12:00 PM EDT
Two Georgian English Sterling Silver Creamers
by Old Kinderhook Auction Company
Est: $50- $100
$501 Bid
3 piece cream set silver.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
3 piece cream set silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €300- €450
€3000 Bids
2-piece creamer set silver.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
2-piece creamer set silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €140- €260
€1400 Bids
Creamer jug silver.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
Creamer jug silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €150- €280
€1500 Bids
Creamer jug silver.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
Creamer jug silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €85- €150
€800 Bids
2-piece creamer set silver.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
2-piece creamer set silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €160- €280
€1600 Bids
2-piece cream set silver.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
2-piece cream set silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €175- €300
€1700 Bids
2-piece cream set silver.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
2-piece cream set silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €300- €500
€3000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Sterling Silver Jugs & Pitchers


Hindman

Hindman

Veilinghuis de Ruiter

Veilinghuis de Ruiter

Twents Veilinghuis

Twents Veilinghuis

Veilinghuis Van Spengen

Veilinghuis Van Spengen