This brass Milk Pail is a vintage and can still be found in most rural households in India.
The word “Doodhwala” in the Indian language when literally translated, means “one who sells milk from a can or pail”. “Doodh” means milk and is sold from a large pail which is usually a cylindrical tin , brass or aluminium container.
A typical morning in India is the familiar " Milk man " from the closest village on his bicycle going from house to house delivering Cow or buffalo milk in the neighbourhood fresh from his dairy in such cans which though are much larger.
Handmade from solid brass with a lid and a latch plus a handle, this milk can | Pail | vessel, is a collectors item.
Height 27 cm without handle / 35 cm with handle
Base diameter 14.5 cm | Diameter at the mouth 11 cm
Circumference 47 cm
Weight : 1500 grams