Container

Container
Title
Container
Date 
1850-1890
Medium 
Wood, probably maple
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 10 in. ( 16.5 x 26.7 x 25.4 cm )
Description 
Turned wood container with foot; bulbous center section; thin iron bail carrying handle attached to iron loops at sides. Lid missing.
Object Number 
INV.13811
Marks 
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"
Gallery Label 
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group