Pennsylvania German Folk Art
Staved Grain Measure /
Rare Sapling Finger
From Lancaster County,
Found locally in Lancaster County
Pennsylvania an antique wooden bucket or grain measure from the late 1800's.
This has a delightful old Primitive Pennsylvania German folk art decoration
of a Distelfink Bird and a Tulip Flower painted on the front of the bucket.
The hand painted decoration is at least 70 years old and possibly earlier.
It's a charming design and while it shows wear it's still in very good
The bucket is from circa 1880 and was
formed using oak saplings woven around the wooden staves and left to dry
making them good and tight.
The sapling hoops have interlocking
fingers and are well worn. The oak staves were all hand cut and good and
thick, primitive and a tad uneven. The base is very thick hand cut oak
and shows plenty of wear both on the interior and exterior. When you look
at the underside of the base, you can see the evidence of wear and great
age ... and it's actually become slightly oval in shape over the years from
shrinkage. The measurement at the top of the bucket is slightly wider
than at the bottom.
A real Primitive Pennsylvania German
Folk Art Beauty!
This weighs over
Size: 13-1/2" x 13" across the
top - 11-1/2" x 11-1/4" across the bottom - 11-1/4"
Still in great condition overall.