19th Century English Hand-Painted Green Iron Coal Bucket with Coat of Arms Decor
Place this large, colorful antique stand at your front door or in your mudroom to collect umbrellas, canes or other accessories. Created in England, circa 1890, the iron bucket with top and side handles is decorated with a coat of arms with armor, eagle, floral, and Fleur-de-Lis motifs on green and black background. The motto “Gaudeat Ager” is displayed on the banner across the bottom of the design, which is Latin and translates to “Let the Field be Joyful”. The bucket is in excellent condition commensurate with age and use, and adorns a rich and bright painted finish with gilt accents. The shield portrays a typical Fylde windmill in gold on a green background suggested by the gold windmill sails on green in the arms of Fylde R.D.C. This suggests the rural fylde or “field”, particularly the area bounded by the Wyre and Ribble, which are symbolized by the six white and blue waves on either side. These appeared in both the Fylde R.D.C. and Lytham St. Annes arms. The crest is indicative of the union of three Lancashire areas having historical associations with the Clifton family. The arm in armour from their crest was seen in the Fylde R.D.C. crest, and the three red stars from their shield were part of the healdry of Lytham St. Annes and Kirkham. The arm and stars are here combined, and the gauntleted hand grasps a sprig of three red roses on one stalk with three leaves to suggest the union of the three Lancastrian authorities. Measures: 17″ W x 16″ D x 17.25″ H.
|Dimensions||17" W x 16" D x 17.25" H|
|Place of Origin||
Late 19th Century