19th Century Scottish vernacular treen 'luggie' staved vessel

19th Century Scottish vernacular treen 'luggie' staved vessel

Code: 10388


W: 20.5cm (8.1")H: 28cm (11")D: 14.5cm (5.7")Di: 20.5cm (8.1")


For sale is a vernacular Scottish staved vessel, known as a 'Luggie' or 'bummie' from the mid 19th Century.

Luggies are staved vessels of a flexible and utilitarian nature used for a range of household and rural / farming purposes.  Luggies are differentiated by a handle formed by one of the staves extending above the rim. They were used like a single-handled scoop, ladle, bucket or vessel and in larger form were sometimes called 'bumies' for transferrring liquids, milking or carrying items such as eggs.  Large and less decorative versions of these could have been used for a variety of purposes such as within a dairy, washing clothes, carrying water and the smaller feathered decorative versions are thought to have been used for both food and drinks, including ale and porridge. 

- Single stave extended handle with moulding for ease of use and comfort in holding the luggie / bummie.
- Reddish stained Oak bound with two steel bands rivetted to the rear.
- Coopered staves set inside the steel bands, 12 in total.
- Wear to the inside from use and age, solid with no worm.

A great Scottish vernacular decorative storage object, ready for further utility in a new home.

Free delivery to the UK mainland as priced. International buyers are welcome, but please contact us prior to payment to confirm the additional packaging, insurance and shipping costs by way of acceptance to your country. Purchaser responsible for local import tariffs/fees.  If you are interested in multiple items, please contact us for combined postage.