Measurement: Height: 8.5"; height at handle: 11.25"; diameter: 8.75"
Material: Pine and ash, copper tacks
Condition: Very Fine, great dry patina
Additional Information: The coopers art is demonstrated by this fine example.
Protruding staves featuring arched and canted terminus facilitating tapered swing
handle; protruding staves allowed bucket to stand upside-down for drying. Each stave is
pinned to neighboring stave. The ash laps taper at terminus and are affixed by copper
tacks. The form, construction, attention to detail and proportions are congruent with
Hersey shop tradition.
Condition: NO cracks to sides, couple shrinkage fissures to bottom; chips to base but
so what! Shrinkage crack and edge chips to rim of lid. Displays well.
Additional Information: A large vinegar putty or rag rolled faux grain painted surface.
The lid with integral knob on the swelled container featuring defined lip and flaring base.
The largest we have seen in more than forty years!
Additional Information: Vase and ring-turned handle continuing to rectangular print
having canted shoulders. The word “FANCY’ stands proud allowing for impressing the
word…we believe, into large block of butter. The face shows evidence of butterfat. After
use, butter prints were boiled thus the paint on handle and block has thinned; the
printing face was never painted. Fancy butters and premium butters made in small
batched were/are produced.
Additional Information: Beautifully turned, great color and patina; mushroom terminus
continuing to a tapering shaft with a shoulder slightly below center; shaft flares before
double stepped robust masher. Best we have seen. These are always very crude.
Large mortar and pestles for pounding grain were used in the process of threshing, or
separating, grains of rice from the rice plant; also, for working corn kernels and other
grains. Threshing was a very labor-intensive process. The large mortars featured a
hollowed-out bowl where harvested rice hulls and/or corn were placed to be processed.
The hulls were pounded with the pestle until the grains of rice are separated out or
cornmeal was worked to a coarse consistency [maize].
Measurement: Length: 23.25”, depth: 5.5” tapering to 5”
Material: European Maple, sycamore
Condition: Typical scatters (old) pesting, wear to corner
Additional Information: Traditional Danish examples are painted in strong contrasting
colors, they are constrained by reserved exuberance; handles are generally flat sided;
The figures are folky, almost cartoonish; the board tapers. This example features a pair
of stylized potted plants with birds atop and is scratch-carved “ANNO 1790 – AKSHD”
within molded border. There is a vacant very shallow rectangle in the board under
Relief carved; gentleman raising his hat on horseback, surrounded by flowers and foliage within a concentric decorative border; impressed "J.Y. WATKINS N.Y." on one corner and "J. CONGER" on two edges. (11 by 11 by 1”)
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