A rare Georgian painted plate bucket constructed of upright staves painted to simulated oak and bound together with green painted wrought iron and retaining the original paint. These were used in country houses to stack and distribute plates, the slot making it easier to remove a plate. They were normally made of brass bound mahogany and were altogether “posher” than this one which uses blacksmith made wrought iron and painted staves and has a much more folk art and country feel. English, circa 1790.
Diameter: 32cms (12.75 inches)
Height: 45.5cm (18 inches)