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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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INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO. STERLING WATER PITCHER
Feb 25, 3:00 PM PST
INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO. STERLING WATER PITCHER
by Midnight Sun Antique Auction
Est: $400- $600
$2255 Bids
Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Crystal Ewer Pitcher Figural Pair Antique
Mar 02, 12:00 PM EST
Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Crystal Ewer Pitcher Figural Pair Antique
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $3,000- $6,000
$6503 Bids
Large Antique Gorham Sterling Silver Pitcher
Feb 22, 12:00 PM EST
Large Antique Gorham Sterling Silver Pitcher
by Greenwich Auction
Est: $400- $600
$2503 Bids
FRANK W. SMITH STERLING GRAVY BOAT & UNDERPLATE
Feb 23, 11:00 AM EST
FRANK W. SMITH STERLING GRAVY BOAT & UNDERPLATE
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $300
$1252 Bids
ENGLISH GEORGE III STERLING EWER
Feb 24, 11:00 AM EST
ENGLISH GEORGE III STERLING EWER
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $600- $800
$3252 Bids
Antique Dated March 1860 Sterling Silver Large Ewer w/ Relief Berries on Vine
Mar 18, 6:00 PM EDT
Antique Dated March 1860 Sterling Silver Large Ewer w/ Relief Berries on Vine
by One Source Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$1002 Bids
Antique Sterling Silver Handled Creamer & Cellars
Feb 25, 1:30 PM EST
Antique Sterling Silver Handled Creamer & Cellars
by Napoleon's Fine Art
Est: $150- $300
$501 Bid
AMERICAN GORHAM 'PLYMOUTH' STERLING SILVER WATER PITCHER
Feb 25, 10:00 AM CST
AMERICAN GORHAM 'PLYMOUTH' STERLING SILVER WATER PITCHER
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $500- $700
$3001 Bid
International Sterling Water Pitcher
Mar 08, 10:00 AM EST
International Sterling Water Pitcher
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $400- $800
$2001 Bid
A William IV Renaissance style claret jug, after Cellini
Mar 05, 10:00 AM GMT
A William IV Renaissance style claret jug, after Cellini
by Lyon & Turnbull
Est: £2,000- £4,000
£1,0001 Bid
2 Pieces Sterling Pitcher & Demitasse Pot
Feb 22, 11:00 AM EST
2 Pieces Sterling Pitcher & Demitasse Pot
by Willow Auction House
Est: $600- $800
$3001 Bid
Pampaloni Bichierogra Hammered Sterling Silver Shell-Form Ewer, Florence, Italy
Feb 26, 7:00 PM EST
Pampaloni Bichierogra Hammered Sterling Silver Shell-Form Ewer, Florence, Italy
by Kensington Estate Auctions
Est: $400- $800
$2001 Bid
Sterling silver pitcher, vase, and salt spoon, etc
Feb 28, 9:00 AM EST
Sterling silver pitcher, vase, and salt spoon, etc
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $240- $280
$1201 Bid
Grogan Company sterling silver water pitcher
Feb 28, 9:00 AM EST
Grogan Company sterling silver water pitcher
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
Samuel Kirk & Son, Tall pitcher
Feb 29, 11:00 AM CST
Samuel Kirk & Son, Tall pitcher
by Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$1,0001 Bid
Sterling silver water pitcher
Feb 28, 9:00 AM EST
Sterling silver water pitcher
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $300- $400
$1501 Bid
2-piece cream set silver.
Mar 06, 11:00 AM CET
2-piece cream set silver.
by Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen
Est: €100- €225
€1001 Bid
ITALIAN BUCCELLATI SILVER COGNAC CLARET BAR JUG LABEL
Mar 02, 10:00 AM EST
ITALIAN BUCCELLATI SILVER COGNAC CLARET BAR JUG LABEL
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
THOMAS DANIELL HALLMARKED GEORGIAN SILVER EWER.
Mar 06, 10:00 AM EST
THOMAS DANIELL HALLMARKED GEORGIAN SILVER EWER.
by William Smith Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
TIFFANY STERLING SILVER 4 PINT WATER PITCHER.
Mar 06, 10:00 AM EST
TIFFANY STERLING SILVER 4 PINT WATER PITCHER.
by William Smith Auctions
Est: $500- $800
$2501 Bid
Fisher Sterling Water Pitcher
Mar 08, 10:00 AM EST
Fisher Sterling Water Pitcher
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $300- $600
$1501 Bid
LINCOLN AND FOSS COIN SILVER PRESENTATION PITCHER.
Mar 06, 10:00 AM EST
LINCOLN AND FOSS COIN SILVER PRESENTATION PITCHER.
by William Smith Auctions
Est: $500- $800
$2501 Bid
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VIENNA MILK JUG
Feb 27, 10:00 AM CET
VIENNA MILK JUG
by Auktionshaus Rheine
Est: €130- €280
€1200 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Sterling Silver Jugs & Pitchers


Auktionshaus Rheine

Auktionshaus Rheine

Veilinghuis Van Spengen

Veilinghuis Van Spengen

Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf

Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf