VERY FINE AND RARE PAIR OF SAMUEL TRASK UNION FIRE SOCIETY LEATHER PAINT-DECORATED FIRE BUCKETS, SIGNED BY MAKER AARON FITZ, PORTLAND, MAINE, 1803
VERY FINE AND RARE PAIR OF SAMUEL TRASK UNION FIRE SOCIETY LEATHER PAINT-DECORATED FIRE BUCKETS, SIGNED BY MAKER AARON FITZ, PORTLAND, MAINE, 1803
VERY FINE AND RARE PAIR OF SAMUEL TRASK UNION FIRE SOCIETY LEATHER PAINT-DECORATED FIRE BUCKETS, SIGNED BY MAKER AARON FITZ, PORTLAND, MAINE, 1803
VERY FINE AND RARE PAIR OF SAMUEL TRASK UNION FIRE SOCIETY LEATHER PAINT-DECORATED FIRE BUCKETS, SIGNED BY MAKER AARON FITZ, PORTLAND, MAINE, 1803
VERY FINE AND RARE PAIR OF SAMUEL TRASK UNION FIRE SOCIETY LEATHER PAINT-DECORATED FIRE BUCKETS, SIGNED BY MAKER AARON FITZ, PORTLAND, MAINE, 1803
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VERY FINE AND RARE PAIR OF SAMUEL TRASK UNION FIRE SOCIETY LEATHER PAINT-DECORATED FIRE BUCKETS, SIGNED BY MAKER AARON FITZ, PORTLAND, MAINE, 1803

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD

VERY FINE AND RARE PAIR OF SAMUEL TRASK UNION FIRE SOCIETY LEATHER PAINT-DECORATED FIRE BUCKETS, SIGNED BY MAKER AARON FITZ, PORTLAND, MAINE, 1803

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD
Lot sold:22,500USD

Description

VERY FINE AND RARE PAIR OF SAMUEL TRASK UNION FIRE SOCIETY LEATHER PAINT-DECORATED FIRE BUCKETS, SIGNED BY MAKER AARON FITZ, PORTLAND, MAINE, 1803


inscribed with motto Esto Perpetua (May You Endure Forever); together with a silhouette of Samuel Trask dated April 15, 1811 on verso, 4 by 3 inches. (3 pieces)

Height 20 in. by Diameter 8 in. (top)

Condition Report

Both with original handles that were reattached. Bucket no. 1 has had a series of repairs to original handle and some scattered inpainting.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Provenance

Descended in the Dana Family, Portland, Maine;

Elliott & Grace Snyder, South Egremont, Massachusetts.

Catalogue Note

Samuel Trask (1804-1886), a carpenter in Portland, Maine, was married to Mary Trask with two children, Abigail and Benjamin. The artisan Aaron Fitz made leather fire buckets in addition to harnesses, saddles, and trunks in his shop on Fish Street in Portland.

VERY FINE AND RARE PAIR OF SAMUEL TRASK UNION FIRE SOCIETY LEATHER PAINT-DECORATED FIRE BUCKETS, SIGNED BY MAKER AARON FITZ, PORTLAND, MAINE, 1803
VERY FINE AND RARE PAIR OF SAMUEL TRASK UNION FIRE SOCIETY LEATHER PAINT-DECORATED FIRE BUCKETS, SIGNED BY MAKER AARON FITZ, PORTLAND, MAINE, 1803
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