This is a beautiful antique handblown wine thief. It is a very long tube attached to a vessel at the top with a hole in the very top.It is made for drawing wine from a barrel in order to test it's progress and readiness for serving while fermenting. The tube is inserted into the bung hole of the wood barrel. The hole at the top is sealed with the thumb while in the barrel, which allows the wine to remain in the tube while lifting from the barrel. When the thumb is released over a wine glass the wine is released into it. It is clear glass with a very unusual swirled pattern at the top.
The long tube is tapered. There is a ring in the design allowing it to be hung handily near the barrel and insures the contents will drain out entirely when rinsed. It measures 27" long X 5" wide. A truly beautiful and unusual piece to add to your collection. Be sure to add me to your.The item "Blown Glass Wine Thief Tester Germany Beautiful & Unusual" is in sale since Wednesday, September 20, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Glass\Other Antique Glass". The seller is "brokum" and is located in Bay City, Michigan.
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