COVERED WATER BUCKET Blue and White Swirl Black Wood Grip Circa 1880 - 1920
Featuring an early GRANITEWARE COVERED WATER BUCKET, circa 1880 - 1920.
The covered bucket is decorated in the "Blue & White Swirl" pattern and has a black trim rim. A black wire bail handle with a black painted wood grip is attached. The matching lid's finial is also black painted wood.
Measuring 6 ¼” in diameter and 3 ¾" high without the lid, like many pieces of early granite ware, there are several chips, including on the bottom of the bucket, inside the bucket, and on the edge of the lid. Please review pictures carefully as they have been taken from several angles. With the handle up, the bucket measures just under 8 ¾".
In the "Granite Iron Ware Cook Book" published by the St. Louis Stamping Company in the late 1800s, and most likely provided as a gift with purchase, the shape was referred to as a covered water bucket. However, you often see the bucket shown as a BERRY BUCKET or LUNCH PAIL. The style is also described on Kovels.com as a kettle. See the last photo.
The covered bucket would make a great addition to someone's French country or farmhouse style decorating.
Enamel & Granite Ware
Enamelware is made from an old process of coating metal with porcelain, which became popular in the 1800s. By the late 1870s, a new form of enamel ware was developed, called "granite ware."
Graniteware was designed with decorative patterns resembling granite, ranging from mottled, speckled, spatters or swirls. Early granite ware included patterns in turquoise blue with white and green. Both enamel and granite ware were used in the production of early kitchen utility ware.
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