1815 American Leather Fire Bucket, probably Boston origin

November 3, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 510

Estimate: $1,000-$1,500

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Painted Leather Fire Bucket, American, probably Boston, MA, Dated 1815, with original painted surface, depicting an a arm grasping a fire bucket, inscribed "FRIENDS / PUBLICK / 1815", and the name, "SIMON WILKINSON", within a banner, all surrounded by scrolled foliate motifs.Painted "1" above. The 1810 federal census lists only two men named Simon Wilkinson as heads of household in the entire country; meanwhile, one of these is documented as a fireman working in Boston. Wear to surface, heavy in places. H 12 1/4".


1815 American Leather Fire Bucket, probably Boston origin1815 American Leather Fire Bucket, probably Boston origin1815 American Leather Fire Bucket, probably Boston origin1815 American Leather Fire Bucket, probably Boston origin1815 American Leather Fire Bucket, probably Boston origin

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