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|Circa 1830-1870, Probably New England|
Thick-walled pine, swing-handle likely of ash. Staved construction including copper cut-nail joinery. "Copperas." free-hand painted (not stenciled) by an experienced hand within a decorative cartouche. The period at the end is significant, being a convention seen on trade signs, gameboards, fire buckets, and other paint-labeled pieces, generally prior to the mid-19th century.
|Location of Origin: North America|
|Dimensions: About 8 1/2 inches tall not including handle|
|Primary Classification: Folk Art and Americana : Other|
|Terrific condition. Superb dry paint with complex surface. Copperas was used as an iron supplement, and also a key ingredient in "iron gall" ink, the type of ink seen on many early documents.|
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