Leather Fire Bucket, Humane Fire Society

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Leather Fire Bucket, Humane Fire Society

Paint decorated, Nathaniel A. Haven bucket, he joined the Humane Fire Society January 6, 1814. Probably the only extant bucket displaying owner’s address: 45 Pleasant Street.

The design of the bucket is specified in the Humane Fire Society by-laws [no mention of address requirement]. This is the first bucket we [and colleagues] have seen of this vintage with an address. The fact that the by-laws exist is great. They confirm that Nathaniel Appleton Haven Jr. joined the Humane Fire Society January 6, 1814. Front of the bucket displays “No./1” over a scrolled banner reading “N. A. Haven Jr” surmounted with angelic figure flanked by scrolls. Beneath the banner is displayed “H-F-S” above “1796”. The owners address “45 Pleasant Street” is displayed on the back.

Item Date: 1814

Estimated Year: 1814

Measurement: Height: 11"

Material: Leather, polychrome

Item Condition: Very good, oxidized paint; Original handle mended by our restorer [before-and-after pictures available].

SOLD

SKU 935-52

For More Information, Please Contact David Hillier at 978-597-8084 or email drh@aaawt.com.

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