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Fire bucket

Object Number: 
ca. 1806
Leather, paint, rope, metal
Overall: 12 1/4 x 10 x 9 in. ( 31.1 x 25.4 x 22.9 cm )
typewritten: on exhibition label found with object: "LEATHER FIRE BUCKET / OWNED BY RUFUS KING WHEN HE LIVED / AT ROBINSON AND CHURCH STREETS, / NEW YORK CITY, ABOUT 1806" painted: on side: "RUFUS KING / Corner of Robinson & Church St."
Black painted leather fire bucket with leather-encased rim and handle; slightly tapered cylindrical shape; "RUFUS KING," an oval crest, and "Corner of Robinson & Church St." painted in gold on one side.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group