19th Century Regency Solid Silver Askos Jug By William Eaton, London Circa 1837

19th Century Regency Solid Silver Askos Jug By William Eaton, London Circa 1837


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Antique 19th Century Regency solid silver Askos jug, applied with an openwork acanthus-capped handle with putto terminal, the rim applied with two fully-modeled rams, inside richly parcel gilt. Hallmarked English silver (925 standard), London, year 1837 (B), Maker WE (William Eaton)

Askos is the name given in modern terminology to a type of ancient Greek pottery vessel used to pour small quantities of liquids such as oil. It is recognisable from its flat shape and a spout at one or both ends that could also be used as a handle. They were usually painted decoratively like vases and were mainly used for storing oil and refilling oil lamps.

These were extensively traded in and around the Mediterranean. An example of this is UC47602 in the Petrie Museum's collection, which is a black glazed vessel with an almost metallic appearance and was originally produced in Greece (the main production was in Attica) and was excavated in Memphis.


W13.0 x H14.0 x D7.0 cm



Wear condition



William Eaton

Date of manufacture


Place of origin

United Kingdom


19th Century


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