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G.brandy English crock ? Can anyone drop some knowledge here?

Old Wiltshire

Well-Known Member
Jan 10, 2017
141
2
Wiltshire UK
Hi emeytee,

You are correct, your ceramic spirit barrel will be of UK origin and will date to pre 1900.
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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 derived from the Dutch 'gebrande wijn' which literally means 'burnt wine'.
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I will always stand corrected by my understanding has always been that the letter prefix in relation to Brandy
on these ceramic barrels denoted the type of fruit from which the Brandy had been distilled such as P for Peach etc.
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The G prefix I believe denotes Grappa or Grape Brandy.

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The B has me a bit 'flumoxed' though!!


:)
 
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Flasks

Well-Known Member
Feb 20, 2020
79
18
English I believe, but I can't find anything with the "g" part
Look on the bottom for touch marks, letters or symbols. I can't be specific about the maker other than is appears to have been made at the Wedgewood factory in England. The applique, the satin like finish and the color combination just say :Wedgewood". If it is...that would be a very rare piece as Wedgewood main production from the mid to late 1800's was toiletries, table pieces, vases and statuettes. Great piece.
 

Old Wiltshire

Well-Known Member
Jan 10, 2017
141
2
Wiltshire UK
Hi Flasks,

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.


:)
 
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emeyetee

Member
May 20, 2019
7
1
Philadelphia
Look on the bottom for touch marks, letters or symbols. I can't be specific about the maker other than is appears to have been made at the Wedgewood factory in England. The applique, the satin like finish and the color combination just say :Wedgewood". If it is...that would be a very rare piece as Wedgewood main production from the mid to late 1800's was toiletries, table pieces, vases and statuettes. Great piece.
Thank you very much for your response! Appreciated!
 

emeyetee

Member
May 20, 2019
7
1
Philadelphia
Hi emeytee,

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 derived from the Dutch 'gebrande wijn' which literally means 'burnt wine'.
-
I will always stand corrected by my understanding has always been that the letter prefix in relation to Brandy
on these ceramic barrels denoted the type of fruit from which the Brandy had been distilled such as P for Peach etc.
-
The G prefix I believe denotes Grappa or Grape Brandy.

-

-

The B has me a bit 'flumoxed' though!!


:)
Fantastically informative response sir, thank you kindly.
 

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