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Firkin

Description

Blue painted cylindrical form with fitted cover, wooden swing handle; of stave construction held by wood hoops with tapering laps secured with brass tacks.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1850
Inscriptions
Hand-lettered label in ink and paint on cardboard, front side, secured with iron tacks: ""BUCKWEAT"" [sic].
Associated Building
Used At House of the Seven Gables (Salem, Mass.). Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
painting (coating)
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
buckets (vessels)
cookware
FIRKIN
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Dimensions
12 1/5 (H), 12 1/2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.154AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2143

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