Antique Country Primitive Staved Wooden Piggin Bucket with Iron Bands


Here's a fabulous, old, staved, piggin bucket in very good shape! Made of wooden staves, it measures about 13 1/4 inches high overall, with an opening diameter of about 11 1/2 inches. The bottom diameter measures around 10 1/4 inches across, however, measurements in primitive pieces often vary in places due the imprecise way they were made.

The wooden staves of this bucket are held tightly together by iron bands that keep it strong and sound. The staves swell when wet and squeeze against the bands making it watertight. One of the wooden staves extends higher than the rest and serves as a handle of sorts. It has a hole that enables it to be hung on a nail when not in use or a rope can put through it to be used to lower it into a well or in other source of water.

This piece dates back to the 19th Century and shows plenty of age from past use and wear. It was stashed away in an old barn for decades and has an old, original, patina that only the passage of time could have created. We brushed off dirt and residue and wiped it down. It has all the charms of old wood that make it beautiful including ground-in dirt, grooves, scratches, a few small worm holes, and signs of past use. There is no infestation, rot, or bad smells. The bottom is solid and in very good shape.

If you like primitives, especially those with nice color and worn surfaces, you'll love this piggin! It has a wonderful, country appearance and looks great displayed almost any place!

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