Early 20th Century English Hand Painted 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 1920, the iron bucket with top and side handles, is decorated with a coat of arms with eagle between two fleurs de lys on blue background, and further embellished with the Ciceronian quote “Honor Alis Artes” (meaning Honor to the Arts). The bucket is in excellent condition and adorns rich patinated colors; the piece could also be used as a large waste basket. Crest meaning: The arms were officially granted in 1878 and changed on April 26, 1928. Burton upon Trent Municipal Borough was formed in 1878 and was comprised of Burton, Burton Extra (Bond End), Horninglow, Stapenhill and Winshill though each retained their existing civil parish. A coat-of-arms was sought to commemorate the new Borough. The new Burton upon Trent County Borough was granted a coat of arms by Norroy, King of Arms at the College of Arms after its incorporation in 1878 depicted the spread eagle from the Paget family arms, fleur-de-lis from those of the Bass family. The two wavy blue lines represent the rivers Trent and Dove, which meet near Burton. The motto ‘Honor Alit Artes’ is a quotation by Roman Statesman, Cicero, meaning ‘Honor Sustains the Arts’ Measures: 17″ W x 16.75″ D x 17″ H.
|Dimensions||16.75" W x 17" D x 17" H|
Early 20th Century