Fire Bucket

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1868-1899

GUSN

GUSN-5219

Description

A) Cylindrical leather bucket tapered at base; leather bail handle; body painted with vertical stripe on the back; a cartouche enclosing orange flames painted on the front; colors: black red, yellow and white. B) Bag: square, open across the top, drawstring enclosure.

Details

Descriptive Terms

buckets (vessels)
iron (metal)
leather
muslin
painting (coating)
tanning
cartouches (ornament)
flames
Leather
Muslin
Iron
Tanned
Painted
Flame
Cartouche
BUCKET, FIRE

Inscription

A) Front inscribed ""J.R. MAY/No. 2/F.F.S./1789."" B) Stencilled in black paint across the front ""No. 2/J.R. MAY/F.F.S./1789""

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

13.5 (H), 9 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.585AB

Places

New Hampshire (United States)