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WATER BUCKET Enameled in Robin Egg Blue with Bright White Swirl Circa 1880 - 1920

WATER BUCKET Enameled in Robin Egg Blue with Bright White Swirl Circa 1880 - 1920

Regular price $55.00 USD
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Featuring an early GRANITEWARE WATER BUCKET, circa 1880 to 1920.

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 water bucket. However, you often see the bucket shown as a PAIL or BERRY BUCKET. See the last photo.

The WATER BUCKET is decorated in a "Large Blue & White Swirl" pattern and has a black trim rim. The color is slightly darker than some blue swirl patterns--similar to a dark robin's egg blue. A black wire bail handle with a black painted wood grip is attached.

Measuring 6 ¼” in diameter and 5" tall with the handle down and 9 ¾” tall with the handle up, like like many pieces of early granite ware buckets, the porcelain has a chip on the inside rim. There is also staining inside the bucket. However, both give the piece part of its vintage charm! The rest of the bucket is in great condition, including the bottom.

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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