ANTIQUE VICTORIAN JAMES DIXON SILVER PLATE / EPBM HALF PINT MILK / CREAM JUG!
- Source: eBay UK
Here we have a wonderful EPBM (Electro Plated Brittania Metal, which is technically an alloy derivative of silver plate, although different online resources seem to differ in opinion, some say it's a Nickel Silver derivative, others offer all manner of alloy combinations) cream / milk jug by reknowned Sheffield maker "James Dixon & Sons".From the marks to the base with Sheffield appearing below James Dixon & Sons, it would appear that this would have been produced between 1851 and 1879 and I would think 1870's or slightly earlier. With clear marks to the base and some scratched letters and number from the individual responsible (in all likelihood), apart from 1 minor indentation to the base and a couple of minor scratches, this piece is in superb condition. There appears to be no wear and it seems to have come up a lot better than much regular and later EPNS (Electro Plated Nickel Silver) that I have handled. It has also been sympathetically and professionally cleaned by my Mother, a retired Antique Restorer and Jeweller. It is also stamped 1/2 to the base indicating that this is a half pint jug. Having come to me with a teapot bearing the same pattern number "2773" to the base, I would say this would have been used predominantly for milk, although, obviously it could be used for cream ... read more