British Stoneware Rum Jar, 1/2 gallon, used during the WW1 (1914/1918) by the British and Canadian soldiers in the trenches to supply with rum the first lines before their attempts of assaults.
Marked « SRD » with black paint or stamped these initials stood with SUPPLY RESERVE DEPOT the Logistic Department of the Royal Navy during this period.
This jar is stamped by the factory PRICE BRISTOL
More than 100 years old, and unfortunately lightly damaged.(possible repair by a potter)
Found in France in a farm at St Valery sur Somme
Size: H 25,5 cm (10 inches), Diameter 16 cm (6 inches).
NB: The most common jars were of 1 gallon. Those of 1/2 are difficult to find, as for those of 2 galons they are practically untraceable.