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Object Name Bucket, Fire
Artist Painting attributed to John Blunt
Date c. 1830
Year Range from 1826
Year Range to 1831
Place of Origin Portsmouth, NH
Description Pair of leather fire buckets, each consisting of one piece of leather with the ends sewn together to form the sides, the top edges folded over a wooden hoop and sewn down to form the mouth. Separate piece of leather fitted into bottom and sewn to sides. Each has a flat leather handle sewn to round metal rings and attached to the rim. Bucket painted red with a black rim and a brown eagle with gold banner in beak and talons. Black shield on chest with a wooden-hooped barrel in the center.
Accession Number 2008.1-2 a & b