• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 975

    A DUTCH POLYCHROME DECORATED WOODEN MODEL OF A RACK WITH LIQUOR AND JENEVER BARRELS 'DRANKORGEL'

    20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A DUTCH POLYCHROME DECORATED WOODEN MODEL OF A RACK WITH LIQUOR AND JENEVER BARRELS 'DRANKORGEL'
    20TH CENTURY
    THE RACK WITH FIFTEEN BARRELS WITH WICKER BANDS AND BRASS TAPS, SURMOUNTED BY A CARVED WOOD FIGURE OF A MAN WITH A JUG
    CIRCA 65 CM. HIGH X 60 CM. WIDE X 20 CM. DEEP


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    THIS SO CALLED 'DRANKORGEL' (LITERALLY: LIQUOR ORGAN) DERIVED ITS NAME FROM THE DIFFERENT SOUNDS OF THE VARIOUS BARRELS, WHEN THEY ARE UNEVENLY EMPTIED. DRANKORGELS CAN BE FOUND IN SOME DUTCH JENEVER DISTILLERIES, LIKE MUSEUM VAN KLEEF IN THE HAGUE.

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