What a find!! This is an antique barrel stopper or plug done in an artistic fashion. The hand turned wooden plug or stopper has been ebonized with a flat black paint that is chipping at the point where the ring is positioned. The stopper is 7 inches long and the ring at the end measures 4 inches in diameter. The ring might be made of bone or horn but it could also be made of celluloid made to look like an organic material. There is no place for a spigot on this item. Would make a great addition to an antique cask, keg or barrel, but would also be great bar room decoration by itself.
Antique barrel stopper or plug