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Painted Leather Fire Bucket "Dernier Resort Fire Society/1761"

Auction:
2509
Lot:
1166
Sold for:
$1,067$900

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

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.
Estimate $300-500

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

Keywords

Dernier Resort Fire Society, Massachusetts, Newburyport, green paint, Bucket, Fire sand bucket, Leather, Taupe

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