Exceedingly Rare. Miniature Leather Firebucket. With Receipt from Lillian Cogan .....SALE PENDING
Probably Newburyport, MA, ca. 18th century. Made in the manner of early leather drinking vessels and full-size firebuckets, this tiny piece (just 4 ½ inches tall not including the handle) is sewn from very thick leather and would surely hold water. Traces of paint with "NO 1" suggests that more than one were made, the purpose of which can only be speculated. Retains the original strap-leather handle with pressed decoration. Delightfully retains the sale of purchase from Lillian Blankley Cogan decades ago in Farmington, CT. An Americana rarity.