A hand made primitive antique tin shaker with a side handle. The round shaker has a lid on one end and a punched hole surface on the other end for shaking loose sugar or flour. An extended handle on the side is made of rolled tin with the seam soldered closed.
Solder is also used for securing the seams of the lid at the top edge and as well as the bottom edge. In other words, each part of the shaker was cut, fitted and soldered. Really a neat piece.
I assumed it was a kitchen tool, but possibly used for another means. I would consider the workmanship to be nice. Plus it has a great look with wonderful patina.
A couple small dents but nothing more than would be expected for the age. As long as I have owned this piece, I never removed the lid as it is such a snug fit. I rather have the lid on than damage the shaker. So it is up to you to remove or not.
Size: 5" tall x 4-1/4" diameter. Handle length is 5-1/2" long.
This has been one of my favorite tinware pieces but the need of downsizing is becoming a realization. So I hope the next owner will love it as much as I have.