Posted 2 years ago
This graniteware pail or pot or whatever it is rather large. It is about 11" tall and 11" wide. There are no scorch marks on the underside so I am thinking it was for removing human waste from the house. People think that in the long ago one had to go to the outhouse to relieve one's self but it is not so! There were chamber pots and chairs that held them. One could do their business inside in comfort and take it outside to the outside later. The design of those pots were typically like this. But then again it could be for something else. People often use these old pots for masking stews so let's just not tell them about this.
Graniteware started in 1885. Swirl patterns like this were out of style by 1920. Thus the guestimate of 1900.