Leather, rope, paint
Overall: 18 1/2 x 8 in. ( 47 x 20.3 cm )
Painted leather fire bucket with leather-encased rope handle; cylindrical shape with inward curve at bottom; seated female allegorical figure with marine background in oval frame painted on one side, with inscription painted on opposite side; gold bands painted around rim and base.
Gift of Mrs. Francis M. Sinclair
painted: on side: "BEVERLY / UNION FIRE SOCIETY / 1847 / W. H. LOVETT."
The allegorical figure painted on this fire bucket is identified as "Hope" in the accession records.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.