Antique Agateware or Graniteware Mottled Gray Small Lidded Berry Bucket Wire Handle
Description: A beautiful and great looking small antique agateware or graniteware berry bucket or pail with a lid. This small primitive bucket has a round flat base with straight rising sides having a rolled ridge at the base and ending is a rolled rim. The pail has a slightly domed lid with a square loop on top to pull it off. The bucket has two side loops at the top which are used to hang a wire handle. The bucket gas two raised lines near the top for decoration. The piece has a nice gray colored enamel with lighter mottling throughout the exterior and interior. The lid fits very well on the top and closes the pail tightly. This beautiful American agateware berry pail has a beautiful design, color, and shape. The bottom of the piece is also enameled in the same coloring as the entire exterior of the pot as does the lid and its top small handle. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, but most likely late 1800 to early 1900's.
Origin: Was acquired at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: The pail measure ~3 5/8" diameter at the base and is ~4 3/8" high to the top of the handle in the center of the lid. The piece weighs almost 5.5 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice piece of Americana that would display nicely in any collection.
Condition: The pot is in very good condition and looks good to display. It does have several spots on the exterior where the enameling is lost and show some minor rust signs. These are small and we count 3 or 4 with the largest being the one you see in the fifth photo. The lid fits tightly in place and is in very good condition. The inside is clean and intact and has no losses of the enameling as is the lid. A very nice piece, which would display nicely in your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information.