A VICTORIAN SILVER-MOUNTED NOVELTY WALRUS CLARET JUG, ALEXANDER CRICHTON, LONDON, 1881
realistically modelled and tooled with hinged cover and glass eyes, the blown-glass body engraved with a cypher
38.5cm., 15 1/8in. long
Good clear marks to cover and body mount. The body is cracked in several places and does not hold liquid. Will need replacing. The ivory tusks are also missing and will need replacments.
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