A popular method of chilling wine in the 19th century was to stand the bottles in decorative containers such as this triple wine cooler. Cold water or ice could be poured in around the standing bottles to keep them cool. This cooler, with its carved grape motif, is made of caneware - a textured stoneware that is buff-coloured when left unglazed.
Caneware triple wine cooler, the interior having three cylindrical bottle holders, decorated with vines and with three pierced handles, one being on the lid. Bears the mark 'FGW' on the base.
Marks and inscriptions
Bears the mark 'FGW' on the base
Makers and roles
Wedgwood , manufacturer