Measuring over 2 feet tall, this beautifully polished copper vessel is particularly large and dates to the early 1900s. Before the advent of refrigerated trucks, metal milk containers, such as this would be used by dairy farmers to transport milk to customers. The farmers would load several of these containers with fresh milk, where patrons would fill their personal vessels at the market before traveling home. To prevent spillage during the voyage, most of the milk containers had a handle that kept the lid in place, such as our container, which still has the original lid and handle. The top of the handle has been stamped with a “077”, which is most likely a production mark and not the capacity. Although it is no longer needed for transporting milk in today’s world, our polished copper milk container can be used as a decorative piece in a kitchen or as a unique umbrella holder for an entry hall or mud room. It could also be used to display dried flowers.
CONDITION: Very good condition with minor wear and scuffs as seen in photos. Lid removable.