Large VICTORIAN GLASS WINE or SPIRITS DISPENSER or fountain, etched, gilded. High quality wine/spirit dispenser on circular foot with reeded base column supporting the body of the dispenser.The body has an aperture at the front with a stainless steel tap mounted through a rubber bung/cork. A circular cut glass lid sits on top of the body with diamond decoration and pointil at the top. The front of the body is sign written "Cherry Wine" around a floral design.
This is an elegant pub memorabilia display item - other examples with similar sign writing can be seen with whisky, brandy and port dispensers. Henry Turner operated a well regarded pottery producing stoneware bottles, pottery jugs and other bottles including glassware.
The company was a major supplier to brewers, vintners and distillers and wine & spirits retailers. Public house spirit and wine decanters were placed at the back of the bar in pubs or on the counter of Licensed Victuallers during the late Victorian and Edwardian periods and might hold 10 to 12 litres of wine or spirits. This is a skillful piece of breweriana with a striking look - still useful after more than a century. Height circa 550mm Body diameter circa 220mm Lid circa 160mm diameter Weight circa 4 kg. The dispenser is intact and fully usable either for display or.Dispensing, the lid has a piece of the rim broken off (hidden when seated) and the upper neck has a split with. The stainless steel tap is not original. This item is in the category "Pottery, Ceramics & Glass\Drinkware & Barware\Drinkware". The seller is "wwwrecycle" and is located in this country: GB.
This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.