This Vintage Handerbeit Miniature Wine/Beer Barrel with Cradle and 4 Mugs is ceramic and hand painted. It was purchased in 1960 while our family was stationed in Germany.
The barrel has hand painted flowers on the sides and front, West Germany on the bottom and a wooden spout. The Handerbeit label is on the top. The barrel rests on a wooden cradle that has a flower with leaves embossed on the wood. There are four mugs hanging from hooks. They are marked with M.W. Germany on the bottom. The mugs are white with a black stripe. There is one small chip on the rim and base of one mug, otherwise there are no cracks or crazing of the glaze.
The barrel in the cradle is 5 1/4" tall, 4" in length and 2 3/4" in diameter on the ends. The spout measures 1 3/8" in length. The mug is 1 1/8" in diameter on the rim and 1 3/4" from rim to the end of the handle. It measures 1 3/8" in height. The base is 3 3/8" deep, 5" across at the bottom and is 3" in height.
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Vintage Handerbeit Miniature Wine/Beer Barrel with Cradle and 4 Mugs