Fire bucket

Object Number: 
1948.118
Date: 
1780-1830
Medium: 
Leather, rope, paint, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 x 11 x 8 1/2 in. ( 43.2 x 27.9 x 21.6 cm )
Marks: 
stenciled: on side: ". . . / No. 96[?]" handwritten in ink: on paper affixed to side: "The Property of Robert Speir / Since 1780 . . . / . . ."
Description: 
Cylindrical hand-sewn leather fire bucket with traces of original stenciled inscription; leather-encased rope rim and handle; paper with handwritten inscription affixed to one side.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this fire bucket was used by the donor's grandfather Robert Speir in his home in New York City.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Fowler Pound
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group