Large 19th Century English Tavern Copper Haystack Ale Measure Pitcher, meant to measure ale, cider and spirits in British inns and taverns. Called 'haystack' because it has the shape of a 19th century haystack. Such a stunner, with the original lead seal in the spout with the H R seal which was applied by Customs and Excise to ensure the inn owner was not cheating the largely illiterate customers!
Most impressive large size, hand-crafted in traditional haystack form with a deep lip and pour spout, small neck, broad base, and riveted reinforced handle. One of the largest I've ever found, it's a gorgeous pitcher with beautiful patina, character marks that add rustic warmth and history. It must have overheard so many tall tales in its lifetime! Decorative as well as functional, a sterling addition to your country kitchen, your wine room, and your copper collection.
- Measures 9-1/2" x 8-1/4" 9-1/2"h.