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3032 A Very Large Wine Jug with a Tasting Stopper

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This large Presentation Jug has a comfortable capacity of 3 bottles.  It was presented to Hugh Johnson in Coimbra (Portugal).  On one side is etched a basket of foliage and flowers (symbolic of hospitality), while on the other side is the coat of arms of the Duke of Coimbra within crossed palm leaves.  

The jug has a plain loop handle, and a 'tasting stopper' - that is a loose-fitting stopper with a hollow 'peg' enabling a small volume to be tasted prior to pouring the wine.

Date: c.1980

Dimensions: 14", 35.5 cm high

Weight: Approx. 4 Kg.

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