In pubs across England—in the early Twentieth Century—functional brass serviceware was given a “decorative lift” by way of a handsome crocodile embossment. Weary barmaids slung such trays and pitchers back-and-forth, back-and-forth, all night long to tables of increasingly-enthusiastic patrons. And the simple, stamped croco design turned an otherwise utilitarian object into a thing of exotic style. The embossed texturing also helped to conceal any dents or dings—an unfortunate occupational hazard of any brass pubware. Shown above, a two-pint beer jug and a matching round brass tray. Please come into the shop to see it or call us for further information.
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