Even though my research didn’t show that there are any sap buckets the shape of this one, I’m assuming that’s what this was originally used for. It isn’t round all the way to the bottom; instead, it tapers down and is turned up and pinched closed at the bottom. The handle looks like it’s made from barbed wire. The paint probably isn’t original to the old metal bucket, but it’s been on there a long time, giving the rust time to come through. This is a rustic piece, but so full of charm. It could be used for several purposes: to hold magazines, faux flowers, kitchen cooking utensils, etc. It does have some places that have rusted through but is still very sturdy and really interesting. The bucket alone is 12” tall; with the handle it’s 16” tall. It is 6 ¾” wide and 5 ¾” deep at the mouth of the bucket, but tapers down to the folded flap bottom.
This would be a wonderful statement piece in your primitive collection. Please contact us if you have any questions.
We have two other similar buckets that could make for an interesting arrangement. See last photo.
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