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Firkin with cover

Description

A tapering, round, staved form with flat, fitted cover; "fingered" lap on bucket with arched swing handle hold with "button"-shaped wood pegs. Two-fingered hoop laps secured with brass tacks hold staves of bucket. All painted dingy yellow.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Inscriptions
Pencil under cover: B-/5-/Aug 37 Pencil at base: 5759/356-
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
oak (wood)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
staves (boards)
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Descriptive terms
buckets (vessels)
cookware
FIRKIN
Oak
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Possibly oak (wood)
Staved
staves (boards)
Dimensions
9.625 (H), 9.875 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.367
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2350

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