Unusual galvanised lidded oval bucket with handle. This item was Mystery Object for June 2017 and had many suggestion to its use.
The lid has been pierced, the handle has a notch in it, and the lid has a latch making it possible to lock it shut. It is possible that it could have been used as a cooking pot to steam fish, for example, by hanging it over an open fire.
Now it’s a lovely decorative item for the garden or indoors.
Approximate dimensions are: L 48 cm, W 32.2 cm, H 24 cm.