With regard to dating the cream pots.
I have checked some of the newspaper archives I subscribe to and the only advertisements I can find for the Co-Operative Dairy in Nassau Street are some small ads from the early 1890's and I would suggest your pots would be contemporary with this...
Some really nice pieces there Liam. The stand out pieces for me are obviously the sealed wine, the Nixey bottle which although relatively common is scarce with the original label and the two Dublin cream pots.
Some realy nice pieces there Liam. The stand out pieces for me are obviously the sealed wine, tThe Nixey bottle which although relatively common is scarce with the original label and the two Dublin cream pots.
As CanadianBottles says, generally known as ginger jars.
They are quite a common find in UK tips from the late 19th to early 20th centuries.
The quality varies from good pictorial ones such as yours to very crude.
I have often asked my self did we really consume that much ginger...
You have quite a scarce and desirable bottle there.
It is a known bottle and is recorded in David Burton's
'Antique Sealed Bottles 1640-1900 Vol 3 Page 1253.
I have shown its entry below.
From this information I think you could date your bottle with
reasonable confidence to...
These type of sprig decorated barrels are not uncommon in the UK and similar types were made by a number of different potteries.
Although very 'eye appealing' they do not command a great deal of money pricewise.
Just a little bit of further information concerning your bottle.
Yours appears to be one of the earlier varieties which was replaced by the type depicted in the image below.
The new design was registered in the UK in 1912.
The advertisement from an edition of the Pacific...
You are correct, your ceramic spirit barrel will be of UK origin and will date to pre 1900.
With regard to the contents you may already know that 'Brandy' refers to a specific way of distilling alcohol from fermented fruit with the application of heat and the name was originally...
You may already be aware of some or all of the following but for the wider audience a little background on Thomas W. Dyott whose initials appear on your flask which is, I believe, the predecessor of the 'Firecracker flask'.
The following brief biography is from the online Encyclopedia...
With regards to seeking an opinion as to its value I would suggest it would probably
be best to contact a reputable specialist auction house to seek their views.
The following are two that I have personally bought from and would recommend...
HI, Your bottle is one of the many types used by A.M Bininger of New York.
An example with a complete label is shown below.
Jim Bender, the FOHBC historian, published what is probably the current definitive catalogue of Bininger bottles in 2017.
At that time he listed your particular...