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Pail with Handle

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MAKER Unknown
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES 19th century
    DIMENSIONS With handle upright: 4 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (11.1 x 7 x 7 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small pewter pail with handle. Pail rises from flat bottom to sides that angle outward then flare out and curve upward to straight rim. Narrow strap handle in shape of inverted "U" with pinched in sides; ends fit into holes in rim, allowing handle to pivot; hole for hanging in top of handle. CONDITION: Good; badly tarnished; signs of corrosion on interior and spot near bottom of pail on exterior; top edge slightly misshapen; allover light scratches; rust-colored spot on top of handle.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Unknown. Pail with Handle, 19th century. Pewter, With handle upright: 4 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (11.1 x 7 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty, 27.604. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 27.604.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 27.604.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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