English Copper Measure, Late 19th Century
This is a very unique English and probably Victorian era handmade copper measure that would have been used as a scoop. The scoop could have been used for a liquid but without the spout I am guessing that it was a dry measure.
The top rim has been hand rolled and after careful inspection this measure has been constructed with a dovetail joint. The handle was hammered out and attached over the dovetailed seam and attached with copper rivets. The base has also been hand-rolled over the side of the measure.
There are no marks to help with the weigh that this measures. The styled scoop has bumps and bruises on the protruding rim and there is evidence that this was once used as a decorative planter. C. 1860+
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