Wood, probably maple
Overall: 6 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 10 in. ( 16.5 x 26.7 x 25.4 cm )
Turned wood container with foot; bulbous center section; thin iron bail carrying handle attached to iron loops at sides. Lid missing.
painted: in black ink on bottom: "T [over circle] 4" written: in black ink on paper sticker affixed to bottom: "582 D [illeg.] m ch"
This container, which originally included a lid, is an example of "Peaseware" made in the Cascade Valley of northeastern Ohio in the late 19th century. In 1850, David Mills Pease (1815-1890) founded a woodturning business that specialized in producing wooden containers for practical daily use. Many of the vessels were used for the safe storage of food, including herbs, mustard and other seeds, salt, pepper, and maple sugar chunks. Bail handles, as in this example, eased the burden of carrying one or more full containers.
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