The bowling motif wasn’t exclusive to beer! This majolica, or painted pottery, bowling pig’s straw hat conceals a cork, allowing for liquor storage. An inscription on the bottom reads “B&L Gesetzl Gesch,” possibly referring to the manufacturer. Likely based in Germany, the manufacturer made a whole series of liquor decanters in the shape of anthropomorphic animals, from cigar-smoking pigs to ducks dressed in coachmen coats to dogs with walking sticks!
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