Butter churn, cover, and dasher

Object Number: 
1930.52a-c
Date: 
ca. 1825-1850
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall (a, churn): 20 5/8 in. × 9 1/4 in. (52.4 × 23.5 cm) Overall (b, cover): 3/4 in. × 7 1/2 in. (1.9 × 19.1 cm)
Description: 
Barrel portion of dasher type butter churn; painted red and made entirely without nails; with slightly tapered sides, three hoops with woven joints, and one stave extending above top hoop that is carved in the shape of a handle; circular cover with incised band around rim and convex middle with hole at center and two inch notch along edge; long-handled dasher with pine cross, pierced with holes and nailed to the bottom (lid and dasher missing).
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this churn was purchased in the village of Panama, New York.
Bibliography: 
See similar example in Linda Campbell Franklin, "300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles," 4th ed. (iola, Wisc.: Krause Publications, 1977), p. 78.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group