Primitive Hand Carved Wooden Oil, Grease, Tar Carrier Wrought Iron Handle

Primitive Hand Carved Wooden Oil, Grease, Tar Carrier Wrought Iron Handle

Regular price $175.00


Product Description:  This wooden vessel once used by Indian farmers during the 1800s to carry oil, grease or tar, is an authentic piece of history. Some may have used a box similar to store and carry tinder. This vessel is made of wood with thick hand-forged wrought iron hardware and a flatten iron bail handle which once could of easily hung on a cart or wagon. Primitive appearance with remnants of a tar like substance on the interior, possibly wood tar - pine tar. In those days, pin tar had many historical uses on the small farm. A must-have, primitive piece with exceptional character.

Note: Refer to "Condition" below for additional information

Circa: 1800s

Height: 5” to top of wooden vessel, 6” (to top of ring for handle), 10 ¼” (if handle is in upright position)

Length: 8 ½” (from wooden handle to handle), 7 5/8” (overall at base)

Width: 2 ¾”


Product Weight:  2 pounds


Color: Medium to Dark Brown

Origin: Believed to be India although not confirmed.

Condition:  Previously owned - used.   Condition is consistent with age and use. Wear, scratches and nicks in wood. Lid and handle all are in working condition with no issues.

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