Home Tableware & Barware | French 19th Century Hectolitre Winemakers Measure VF65432
This rare, painted tole and brass wine barrel was used by wineries to measure and pour their wines into bottles in preparation for consumption or sale. The tole and old paint have developed a wonderful patina over time. It is mounted with a pair of handles and three legs. The measure is outfitted with an overflow and a spout down one side which would allow the excess wine to be emptied into a vessel below to insure little waste. Every winery would have had one of these barrels and customers would bring a vessel and place it under the spout to fill with the desired amount of wine. The vintner would charge for the wine by using a measuring stick to determine how much was in the barrel before and after dispensing as not every vessel was of equal size. This wine vat will hold 100L and could still be used today. The maker’s badge is emblazoned in a crest on the vessel’s front.
24.75ʺW × 27.75ʺD × 34.5ʺH
Place of Origin
Vintage, Antique or Pre-owned
Good Condition, Original Condition Unaltered, Some Imperfections
GoodWear consistent with age and use.GoodWear consistent with age and use. less