Milk containers of this type were used by dairy farmers to transport milk from the farm to the customers. They were used in the 19th century and finally discontinued in 1979. This particular milk container is made of thick copper walls and is marked in different areas of the removable lid. There is a large “629” mark on the top of the lid, near the rolled rim, with a similar marking that says “629” with a “G” above it that has been pressed in an upside down position into the sidewall of the lid. Finally, on another portion of the sidewall, there is a single “B” mark. There are two shaped handles attached to the shoulder of the container. The container is composed of 3 separate pieces of soldered copper, which helps place it as a 19th century production.
Today, a decorative container like this can be used as an umbrella holder or you can use it in the kitchen as a decorative accessory. You can even use it as a large vase for dried flowers. It comes with its original top.
CONDITION: Good antique condition, with wear commensurate to age and use. Some traces of oxidation with minor indentations and surface marks. When the lid is fitted securely, it can be very difficult to remove.