A stunning, top quality German 800 silver tall claret jug from the Arts and Crafts period. This c.1900 vintage claret decanter has a heavy sterling handle and hinged top with a ball thumb rest mounted on a tall ribbed cut crystal decanter. It measures 13-7/8" tall and 5-1/2" across the cut crystal base. It is stamped Gebr. Friedland, a Berlin jewellery firm, operated by the sons after the death of the founder Friedland in 1829. It has the German silver marks (post-1888 crescent & crown stamp), 800 silver, 49961 and a maker's stamp for Koch & Bergfeld of Bremen (est. 1829). There is a very finely engraved heraldic family crest with a fish, knight's helmet with three feathers and engraved scrolling. This this top quality rarity is in excellent condition with no cracks, etching or discolouration, silver corrosion or damage, repairs or alterations; there is a 1/4" chip to the crystal on the bottom rim which is only slightly noticeable when the piece is displayed from that side. It is a large and substantial claret jug, so expedited shipping starts at $48 (to the US - other spots may vary) - insurance and tracking included in quotes. We ship internationally, and all prices are in $US. PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT accept PayPal, only VISA and MASTERCARD.