English galvanized zinc riddle, c.1920s. Hoop is stamped “….patent riddle” with a non-discernable maker’s name (preceding “patent”) followed by a registration number. These kinds of metal sieves were used to either sift garden soil separating out rocks, or to separate unburnt coals from cinders. This one has acquired an appealing patina and comes in clean condition. It can be repurposed as a storage tray, or displayed purely as a decorative object in an industrial-design interior, etc.
Condition: Clean and useable condition. Strong hoop frame. Normal and acceptable wear. No breaks in the mesh.
Size: 14 ½” diameter. Height is 3 ½”.
18th, 19th and 20th Century European Antiques and Vintage Objects For The Home And Garden