Antique French Vine Root Wine Bottle / Cask Holder !!
I found this incredibly holder at an antiques store in Sancerre , the home of some of France's most world renowned wines ! The holder was originally crafted from handcut and varnished sections of vine root and was utilized for the containment of wine bottles and small casks / barrels , it has a central carrying / support loop and two further upright supports which have then been handrilled and metal hanging points for glasses and cups have then been inserted .
The holder is in lovely condition with a deep rich glowing patina throughout , wonderful signs of age , wear and use , quirks from crafting , surface abrasions , tarnishing to the hangers etc . I believe that two of the hangers may be slighter later replacements as they appear to be formed from a different metal than the others .
And with it measuring just over 9 and a 1/2 inches from bottom of foot rim to top of loop , by just over 8 and a 1/2 inches from front to rear and just under 5 inches from top of body to underside of loop this is a Quality Addition To Any Home !!
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