WATER BUCKET with Bright Blue and White Swirl Black Trim Circa 1880 - 1920
Featuring an early GRANITEWARE WATER BUCKET, circa 1880 to 1920.
The antique bucket is decorated in a "Blue and White Swirl" pattern and has a black trim rim. A black wire bail handle is attached. The piece is seamed. Measuring 6 ⅛” in diameter and 4 ¾” tall with the handle down and 8 ¾” tall with the handle up.
The piece is in wonderful vintage condition. There are a few very small chips in the porcelain on the edge of the top rim and in the bottom edge. There is also a few small areas on the seams inside. The rest of the bucket is in great condition, including the bottom.
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
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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