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Antique Aesthetic Movement Kingfisher English RUM Spirits Barrel Pub / Bar RARE


Brand Royal Staffordshire

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Attributable to  E. Coaney & Co. Birmingham England (late 1800s-early 1900s)  this antique Barrel Keg Dispenser is absolutely stunning.  

This fantastic spirits barrel dates to the Aesthetic Movement.  It features a Kingfisher flying over a pond filled with flowering aquatic plants on the front. The word RUM is barely visible as it has been worn away with time.    It makes for a beautiful large floral container, pub decor etc.  comes with original brass tap

This is as large as any of the antiques spirits barrels I've had the pleasure of buying and selling.

 It would be perfect converted into a lamp or used as display
These are relatively hard to come by as many didn't survive over the years.  

Measures: 13 3/8" tall x appx 12" wide x 7 1/2" deep  There is no top lid 

Holds 2+ gallons

Condition: Great for age, no chips Or, no cracks.  There is crazing and wear to the gold band and lettering.  A couple of marks here and there and wear to the gold trim and black lettering

interior photos:  Charles Faudree via Traditional Home converts a similar, smaller English barrel into a lamp for a bar

Last photo: Gail Clairidge converts a pair of the same kind, though different scene, into lamps for a sideboard.