Posted 2 years ago
Well it is most likely over 100 making it an actual antique. Graniteware like this first appeared around 1885. Made until ? But pretty much out of style around the 1920s. Graniteware aka enamelware is porcelain coating which is basically a glass coating.
What is interesting to me is the pattern. It seems to be like scales on a reptile, a series of rectangles. The usual pattern on graniteware is generally not something so identifiable as a pattern. The rust on the lid shows why the enamel coating was used. Plus it was easy to clean. Also easy to damage. Vintage graniteware/enamelware should always have a rust spot somewhere or as I say a beauty mark.