I've NEVER seen one of these before. It's an OLD Hand Forged Primitive Tin Punch Strainer! The heavy iron is hand hammered and forged. The center of the circle is tin punched. There are two big hand forged iron hooks on the backside along with a forged raised iron piece on the backside of the handle.
Years ago, in many areas of the deep south things like pig boils, crawdad boils and gumbo cook outs were an everyday thing. They would gather round these big BIG iron kettles to cook any manner of concoctions. They would literally BOIL the various meets (pig meat was the most popular). They would use these big forged strainers to dip into the boiling hot pot to pull out the various meats.Then they would set it down flat and the juices overflowing from the meat would strain through the tin punched holes! This would make a really nice wall hang in any primitive decor. You could still USE IT if you wanted! The wooden handle is in wonderfully solid condition. It must have been painted at some point because there are areas of old paint still on it.
The backside has two hooks so that when you weren't using it you could hang it off the side of the counter. The handle also has a ring for hanging on one end.
This would look really neat hanging in any primitive style kitchen. And what a WONDERFUL old conversation piece!Measures 26" Tall 11 7/8" wide. The item "OLD hand forged Cajun Boil iron strainer, colander, original wood handle" is in sale since Monday, April 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Primitives". The seller is "anne3261" and is located in Bells, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Belize, Ecuador, Egypt, Iceland, Macao, Peru, Viet nam, Uruguay, Aruba, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Canada, South africa, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Montserrat, Ukraine.