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10-3/8 in x 10-7/8 in (dia)


Unidentified wood, possibly hard pine, iron

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, The David Wilson Mansion, Inc.

Accession Number


Condition Notes

The red paint has partially worn away.


Ex coll. Mrs. E. Tatnall (Mary Corbit) Warner


This simple, tapered bucket has 18 vertical wood staves arranged around a circular wood bottom made of multiple pieces of wood.  Careful angling of the side edges, use of a modified tongue-and-groove joint between the staves, and two iron bands keep the body of the bucket together and provide a tight seal.  Rivets hold the bands together.  It is painted a dull red, now partially worn off.  Bucket technology did not change much, making difficult the identification of where and when this bucket was made.

Numerous small gouges in the wood inside the bucket, particularly in the center, remain from years of use.