Sailcloth Tub -- Handmade in Norway from Sailcloth and Rigging.
This is terrific! Hand-made by the Norwegian-American sailmakers Doyle Sails of Lyngor, Norway, from sailcloth and rigging rope with hearty brass grommets.
But this is no tourist item. Lyngor is an Norwegian island that can only be reached by sea, and is known for its world-class sailmaking lofts. This tub was designed for use on a yacht--from a coast hugger to an ocean-going Tall Ship--to hold anything from fishing gear to dry socks... and it was designed to last decades. It was originally purchased by William S. Clarke, Esq., of Princeton, when he visited Lyngor to order sails for his yachet the "Hot Pepper".
However, you don't have to own a yacht to find a use for this--it would serve just as well on your desk of with the rope looped over a door-handle.... which is how Mr. Clarke's wife,. Wendy, used it! Since it has only seen indoor use this is in excellent condition, with only minor dust on the interior.
Asking just $29, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.
Height: 11 1/4"
Diameter: 8 1/4".