Irish sterling silver wine jug, decorated with Celtic motives with geometrical shapes and dragons, made by the famous Weir & sons company in Dublin. With ebony-wooden handle.
The jug might have been part of a church altar service.
Makers mark TW – Thomas Weir, this mark has been used by Weir & Sons since 1872
Harp crowned – Purity mark for sterling silver
Hibernia mark – Dublin assay office
Date mark B – 1917
Weir & sons (underside of the jug)
Weir & Sons is the number one destination in Dublin for jewellery, watches, silverware, etc. The company was founded in 1869 by Thomas Weir, an ambitious young goldsmith. The company is still run by the same family today, fourth and fifth-generation family members. Today, Weir & Sons is the largest jeweller in Ireland.
Height: approx. 27.5 cm.
Weight including ebony handle: 683.6 gr.
In good condition with small signs of ageing.