Black Polychrome Transferware English Keg Barrel / LIQUOR DECANTER FOR LAMP / DECOR / BAR - Nautical Ship Scene
Brand Royal Staffordshire
From my personal collection and for your consideration is this very rare and completely awesome English beverage dispenser. It would be perfect converted into a lamp! It has a gorgeous honey gold glaze and a black transfer on the front
depicting a stunning ship / harbour scene on each side. Clipper ships fill the harbour and a town is in the background nestled in the hills and alongside the sea port. The scene is handpainted within the lines of the transfer.
Truly, this is a wonderful find! I have sought these out over my many years of dealing in English transfer ware and I've come across only a handful. This would
Measures: about 9.75" across ( at widest) x 9" deep from front of spigot to back of barrel x 11.5" tall with lid on. Probably holds about a gallon.
Condition: Excellent, no chips, no cracks and little crazing. Impressed numbers and makers mark on bottom.
2nd to last photo: Charles Faudree via Traditional Home converts a similar 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.