What Is It? April 2017


April’s What Is It is a coal bucket. Its background is anything but humble. It dates to the Arts and Crafts period.

     It is in the style of Gustav Stickley, one of the master designers and makers of furniture and other objects of the era.

     By 1905 the Arts and Crafts look in metal ware was popular and being made in everything from lamps to decorative accessories and utilitarian items.

Though we had several guesses, we only had one correct guess. Violet Robinson Easterling of Edgewater, Colorado guessed that it is a coal scuttle. She is right!

Violet has won a year’s subscription to the Mountain States Collector.

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