John Figg - London 1862 & 1864 ( Pair )
These jugs are in the Rococo Revival style, influenced by the Rococo pieces of the 1730s and 1740s by master goldsmiths working in England. The handle and finial, in particular, show the influence of Paul de Lamerie.
John Wilmin Figg, son of William Figg of Kenton in the County of Middlesex.
Farmer, apprenticed to William Elliott of Compton Street, Clerkenwell, 1st February 1826. Free, 5th June 1833. First mark entered as plateworker, 31st July 1834. Address: 25 St John Street, Clerkenwell. Moved to 5 Wellington Street, St Luke's and second mark (two sizes), 10th May 1838. Moved to 6 Denmark Street, St Giles', 10th July 1848.
Besitzer: The Claret Jug Collector