MINIATURE WOOD BUCKET IN BLUE PAINT WITH BLACK BANDING, COTTON HERSEY, HINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1875.
In black, blue and white paint, of stave and hoop construction with two fingers and carrying handles, branded “C.H.” under the base. Height 1 ⅞ inches, diameter 2 78 inches.
Provenance: David A. Schorsch, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1989.
Literature: For a discussion and images regarding the cooper Cotton Hersey (1792-1881), see Derin T. Bray, “Bucket Town: Woodenware and Wooden Toys of Hingham, Massachusetts, 1635-1945,” pp. 104-110, and the listing on p. 177, n. 128.