One of the necessities of the 1800's was the Firkin or later known as a Covered Bucket. The original firkin was used mostly for storage of dry goods in pantries, particularly sugar. It was a must for the lid to fit firmly around the top opening to keep dampness from hardening the sugar. The firkin we are offering is stackable; there is no handle. Handled firkins were used mostly for water. Measurements: 14 inches tall; the bottom measures 15-1/4 inches in diameter and the top measures 14-1/2 inches in diameter. There is a wonderful natural aged patina to the original blue-gray paint. It's quite nice and in good clean usable or collectible condition. Sales tax must be collected for buyers living in or picking up in New York State. Local tax rate applies.