Description: A vintage, what looks like hand-hammered, brass bucket. The bucket has a nice rolled rim and a loop handle made out of a ferrous metal (it sticks to a magnet) with hooked ends inserted into brass eyelets situated on both sides of the bucket. The eyelets are made of brass and are attached to the side of the bucket with copper rivets. The bucket has a slightly rounded circular base with flared sides rising to the rolled rim. The sides and base of the bucket shows marks of hammering to form it. The inside of the bucket has incised concentric circles in the bottom and incised lines running around the sides near the top and close to the bottom. This is a nice size and substantial bucket weighing almost 1 3/4 pounds. Just a beautiful piece of older brass, which would look great in your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely early to mid 20th Century.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction Southeastern Pennsylvania, USA
Size: Measures 6" in diameter at the bottom, 8" in diameter at the top and is 5 1/2" high. The piece weighs almost 1 3/4 pounds.
Condition: The piece is in great condition given its age and utilitarian function. It appears to have been recently cleaned, which is the way you are supposed to maintain old brass implements. The piece is just beautiful and appears to be problem free. It does have one small bump at the edge of the base, which maybe an artifact of the hammering, but we believe it is actually a small bump. In addition, the piece has some stains on the inside as well as some staining on the bottom, with signs of verdigris, all of which can be seen in the photos. We do not know whether these stains would clean or not. Be that as it may, the exterior of the piece is beautiful and clean, and the piece would look great when displayed and would make a great addition to your collection. Please see photos to appreciate the beauty and condition of this piece.