Painted Leather Fire Bucket "Dernier Resort Fire Society/1761"
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
- Date / Time :
- August 15, 2010 10:00AM
Painted Leather Fire Bucket "Dernier Resort Fire Society/1761" Newburyport, Massachusetts, c.1761, the fire bucket with a yellow and black bowknot suspending an oval reserve inscribed "Dernier Resort Fire Society/1761/W. Gilman" over crossed branches on a taupe ground, red-painted leather handle and collar, (handle broken), ht. 13 1/2 in.
Note: The Dernier Resort Fire Society consisted of 30 members as early as 1760. Each member was required to keep two leather buckets and a knapsack containing two canvas bags ready for use at all times.
The buckets appear to have an earlier coat of green paint under the taupe, handle is detatched on both ends (currently wired on) and is split in a couple places