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Four Paint-decorated Leather Fire Buckets

Auction:
2858T
Lot:
1229
Sold for:
$1,722$1,400

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2858T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 19, 2015 12:00PM

Description:

Four Paint-decorated Leather Fire Buckets, America, early 19th century, a black bucket with red-painted band inscribed "WALTHAM FIRE CLUB/1824/L. EMERSON.," a green-painted bucket inscribed "L. CEARY.," a light green bucket with gold band inscribed "Independent/1832/1," and a red-painted bucket with gilt banding and laurel with spreadwing eagle and flag, (imperfections), ht. to 13 1/2 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

"L. Ceary" marked bucket has scratches and associated paint lot. The red bucket has scratches and associated paint loss, the handle is detached but present. "Waltham" marked bucket has scratches and associated paint loss, handle is broken in the middle but attached at the rings. "Independent" marked bucket has scratches and associated paint loss, mouth is out of round.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Bucket, Containers, Fire bucket, Food packaging

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