Presentation firkin made for Robert Merrill Purves (Canton, NY, 1877-1943). The painted decoration includes the recipient's name and a Masonic symbol. Retaining the original surface, the firkin is painted blue green with red bands. Please visit our website for detailed images. Construction is of tongue-and-groove softwood staves, tapered lap-joint wood banding with copper tacks. The handle is of bent wood and peg attachments. The condition is excellent. As a presentation piece, it was likely never used for storage.

Dealer Noonmark Antiques
Date: early 20th C.
Origin Canton, New York
Measurements 14" h x 15 1/2" d
Inventory View Dealer's Inventory
Price $1800.
Contact Lisa & Charlie Hammell, 609-313-8275 or

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