Majolica spirit barrel. Item 3902.
With a tap at both ends, this very attractive majolica spirit barrel would have held two different spirits. Its rather more subtle majolica palette, indicates to me that this piece is of European manufacture. The only mark is an impressed B, but I have been unable to attribute it to any one maker. The length is 153mm and it measures 127mm in diameter. It is in very good condition apart from the loss of one of its pewter taps. C1890.