This impressive piece is an antique English ceramic London Gin dispenser. This would have been used in a pub or restaurant to store and dispense gin. The front of the piece is decorated with a hand colored scene of a crane in a tropical landscape. London Gin and the wide bands top and bottom are gilded. This piece is complete with its nickel spigot held in place with a cork. The lid on the top rests on a rubber (now quite firm) gasket. This is a very large piece, quite a bit larger than others that are occasionally seen. It stands 15.5" tall, about 14" wide and 8" deep.
Overall very good condition with crazing and gold wear. There is some discoloration on the lower back and on the interior. The`line' you see on the top is in the glaze only. No chips or cracks. Beautiful colors.
Item ID: RL745
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