Wine Casket Tap, c. 15th-16th Century
Copper alloy; 47mm/6.5gm
Con/ A few small plow-breaks, otherwise, as fabricated.
Seller's Note/ Back in the centuries noted above, wine no longer was marketed in terra-cotta amphorae as in the Roman era. Instead, wine slowly became commonly sold in corked glass bottles, but not always... In taverns and for house-holds, wine was commonly sold in small wooden casks. Our wine casket tap was used to bore into the wooden side of the wine casket after which a spigot would have put in place in the hole created by the tap.
Very rare and never seen, this wine casket tap is perfect for wine enthusiasts, trust me.