This is a 19th century New England wooden staved bucket. The name Wilder P. Clarke is stamped on the lid. . Clark was the grandson of the bucket making Wilders of Hingham Massachusetts. There is a history with Wilder that makes these buckets highly collectible. Ones in this great condition are hard to find. It has a wonderful patina.The bands are secured by copper tacks and one copper staple. The bottom bands are loose from the natural drying of the staves. This is common on his buckets. There is common wear damage to the lid and one band finger. Measures 9.5" dia. and 10" tall. The bucket is free from odor.
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