MINIATURE WOOD BUCKET IN BLUE PAINT WITH BLACK BANDING, COTTON HERSEY, HINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1875.

Est. $3,000-$5,000

Sold: $16,800 ($14,000)

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.