Antique 1800s English Pottery Shrub Pub Barrel CaskAntique 1800s English Pottery Shrub Pub Barrel CaskAntique 1800s English Pottery Shrub Pub Barrel CaskAntique 1800s English Pottery Shrub Pub Barrel CaskAntique 1800s English Pottery Shrub Pub Barrel CaskAntique 1800s English Pottery Shrub Pub Barrel CaskAntique 1800s English Pottery Shrub Pub Barrel CaskAntique 1800s English Pottery Shrub Pub Barrel CaskAntique 1800s English Pottery Shrub Pub Barrel Cask

An absolutely fabulous mid to late 1800s Victorian era pub barrel! If you walked to your local pub during this era, no doubt you'd have seen several of these pottery casks behind the bar, each labeled for its contents - whisky, gin, etc. Most were thrown away when pubs and bars transitioned to labeled spirits in the 20th century, so we're very fortunate to have this one.

If you're wondering what "Shrub" is, it's a flavored additive to mixed drinks, usually made with fruits allowed to ferment in an alcohol base. It was quite popular in the US in colonial times as well as during the Victorian era in Britain.

This oval pub barrel stands 12" high, 9 3/4" wide, and 6" deep. The spigot adds 3 3/4" to the depth. Often the spigot and/or lid is missing from these old barrels, but this one retains both. The lid does have a couple of hairlines as pictured and the top opening is chipped as you can see, though this is covered when the lid is on. There is crazing to the piece and some specks of paint missing from the grapes as you can see. Overall, we feel that the piece is in quite good condition and makes an impressive addition to your bar or barware.

The piece weighs 5 1/2 lbs before packing, and shipping will be via FedEx Ground/Home Delivery, insurance included.

ITEM ID
PO-84735
ITEM TYPE
Antique
PURPOSE
Barware
STYLE
Victorian
TYPE
Pottery, Staffordshire, Transferware
ORIGIN
England • English

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Antique 1800s English Pottery Shrub Pub Barrel Cask

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