This 5” tall wooden preserves bucket with its original lid is quite rare. After exhaustive research, we weren’t able to find another one like it. The 7” diameter bucket is made from very tightly joined wooden staves secured with two metal bands held in place with metal brads. The wire bail handle is attached on the sides with a metal fastener. The wooden lid and bottom appear to have been turned on a lathe, because each has a indentation where it was held by the machinery, and turn marks are visible on the bottom. The lid still has its original paper tag with nice graphics of a gentleman captain and three large strawberries. It also reads: Pure Louisiana Strawberry Preserves, 4 pounds net, Distributed by Capt. Jack’s Plantation, Box 3104, New Orleans, La. A lip had been chiseled out on the inside of the bucket to hold the lid in place. The inside of the bucket appears to have light red staining, probably from housing strawberry preserves, and there is a stain on the outside lip. The bucket is in remarkably good shape with no loose staves and a very secure handle. This is a real treasure with only a little well-earned wear and no rust or corrosion.
This is a must-have for primitive collections or to display in your country kitchen. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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