The bottom is completely original no repairs or additions. great old color They don't get much better than this. Blue is a very rare color. The piece came from an old collector here in Connecticut. She bought it about 20 years ago as a shaker piece because of the very rare copper pins holding on the bands. I have had many shaker pieces though I just just don't think this is one. I think this is a little earlier than most shaker pieces STRAIGHT FROM AN OLD CONNECTICUT COLLECTION.