363 Boston Post Road Madison, CT 06443 United States 203.393.9356
Email Dealer
Price Upon Request

Rare presentation fire shields

Origin United States
Period 19th Century
Materials Polychrome, Leather.
W. 16 in; H. 23.5 in;
W. 40.64 cm; H. 59.69 cm;
Creation Date 1875
Description Signed on reverse in stamp "Wilson Maker 125 Bowery N.Y." Circa 1875. Original polychrome paint decorated stitched and tooled leather.

Formerly in the collection of the Home Insurance Company, New York City.

Live oak #2, Jackson #1, and Rambler Hose #3 were all volunteer fire companies located in Long Island City, New York.

When one fire company aided the other to extinguish a fire such shields were given as tokens of appreciation. They were displayed inside the fire stations.

One shield has the Jackson #1 given such a token to Like Oak #2, the other has Live Oak #2 giving such a token to Rambler Hose #3.
Styles / Movements Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 294035
Sign In To View Price close

You must Sign In to your account to view the price. If you don’t have an account, please Create an Account below.

Loading... Loading...
  • This website uses cookies to track how visitors use our website to provide a better user experience. By continuing to browse this website, you are agreeing to our cookie policy
Join InCollect close

Join to view prices, save favorites, share collections and connect with others.

Forgot Password?
  • Be the first to see new listings and weekly events
    Invalid Email. Please try again.