Leather, rope, paint
Overall: 19 x 8 in. ( 48.3 x 20.3 cm )
painted: on side: "BEVERLY / UNION FIRE SOCIETY / 1847 / W. H. LOVETT."
Painted leather fire bucket with leather-encased rope handle; cylindrical shape with inward curve at bottom; standing draped nude male figure with marine background in oval frame painted on one side, with inscription painted on opposite side; gold bands painted around rim and base.
The figure painted on this fire bucket is identified as "Neptune" in the accession records.
Gift of Mrs. Francis M. Sinclair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.