One of my favorite pails, this French galvanized metal bucket is a minnow bucket, or bait bucket. It has a wonderful bluish tint remaining from its original coat of bright blue paint. The top is removable, and has a latch, but I am not sure if the opposite end is meant to have some sort of closure. The opening slide works, it's an absolute classic for the fisherman.
Me? I love how it looks in the garden, display anywhere in your French Country home, insert a glass and fill with a lush garden flower bouquet, or fill with ice to hold two bottles of wine or Lillet for your next party. Old, with plenty of patina and charm, decorative, and can still go fishing too. Measures 12-1/2" x 8" x 10-1/2"h.