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Huge Antique English Brass Bound Oak Cider Ale or Beer Pitcher England circa 1890

A huge antique English brass banded oak pitcher for pouring beer or cider in a pub England circa 1890. This is a wonderful reminder of a way of life in late nineteenth century England where the ritual of drinking with your mates after work was an everyday occurrence. The vessel is made from separate pieces of oak timber in the shape of a pitcher and secured by bands of brass that encircle the entire vessel. The moisture from the beer caused the oak to expand and created a tight seal so no leakage happened. The brass is attached with individual rivets along the expanse of the bands to keep it from bursting while the large handle and broad spout are also attached with rivets. Because the pub was always crowded it was necessary to be able to pour copious amounts of beer in a short amount of time so a large pitcher was quite desirable. The brass was always kept polished so it reflected plenty of light and aided everyone to its presence. Now this pitcher is used primarily as a decorative object for display but it is also useful as a stand for umbrellas and canes.

# EEJ212A

DIMENSIONS

16.00" w x 12.00" d x 23.50" h

40.64cm w x 30.48cm d x 59.69cm h

$932.00

A huge antique English brass banded oak pitcher for pouring beer in a pub circa 1890. This is a wonderful reminder of a way of life in late nineteenth century England where the ritual of drinking with your mates after work was an everyday occurrence. The vessel is made from separate pieces of oak timber in the shape of a pitcher and secured by bands of brass that encircle the entire vessel. The moisture from the beer caused the oak to expand and created a tight seal so no leakage happened. The brass is attached with individual rivets along the expanse of the bands to keep it from bursting while the large handle and broad spout are also attached with rivets. Because the pub was always crowded it was necessary to be able to pour copious amounts of beer in a short amount of time so a large pitcher was quite desirable. The brass was always kept polished so it reflected plenty of light and aided everyone to its presence. Now this pitcher is used primarily as a decorative object for display but it is also useful as a stand for umbrellas and canes.