VICTORIAN WATER COOLER
ANTIQUE WATER RESERVE This large stoneware water reserve was made by "C Hird & Sons, Huddersfield" and it is circa 1880"s. I believe the item would have originally been used as a water cooler as stoneware clay is a highly durable ceramic material that holds liquids and keeps perishable contents cool. Stoneware potters throw coarse salt into the kiln. The salt melts in the heat and forms a pitted glassy surface on the vessels, which would otherwise be a dull grey. This glossy vessel would make a great planter or with a little improvising (I personally wouldn't trust the original cork!) it would make a beautiful vase for the larger / heavier bouquets. Measurements are approx: Height: 41cm Diameter: 25cm Weight: 7kg Lid diameter:14cm Unfortunately, due to the size and weight of this item. It is for UK shipping only. However, if you are an international customer and would like me to obtain a shipping quote, please contact me with the destination country!
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