English, late 19th century tin-lithographed “A PRESENT FOR A GOOD CHILD” pail. A delightful, small-sized Victorian-era child’s pail, with hooped base, and a wire bail handle with a wooden grip. The motto is presented on both the front and back, and there is an all-over lithographed pattern of black and gilt foliage. It would have been a novelty gift tin filled with toffees or sweeties, and when emptied of its contents, used as a seaside sand pail. The tin has acquired a beautiful dark patina, and though the lithograph shows the usual degree of surface wear, this little bucket remains endearing, and comes in well-preserved antique condition with appropriate wear that includes minor denting along the hooped base, and slight misshapenness of the wire handle.
Size: 4” depth. 4 ¾” diameter at the top. 3” diameter at the base. 8 ½” maximum height with handle.
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