The Antique Coal Bucket or also known as the Antique Coal Scuttle is a decorative bucket shaped container made to hold and carry coal in. They are generally made from Brass or Copper with a swinging handle and was popular in the Victorian and Edwardian Arts and Crafts period. Today they have many uses from a nice looking waste paper bin, a planter, a wine holder or to store coal, logs or kindling by the fireside. They come in many different shapes from the cylindrical to the helmet shape, and the best have decorative features like studs around the edges or interesting rivet detailing. These stunning 19th Century antique coal buckets can sometimes come with their original shovel, having a turned wood handle and is stored on the sides with a metal strap. As they are genuine antiques, they come with the expected marks and character from age and use, this just adds to the charm you want to see with an item over 100 years old. Have a look below at our lovely traditional examples available for sale or email us with your requirements as we regularly get these beautiful and decorative antique pieces in stock.
Coal Buckets & Purdoniums for sale
Below are a few examples of previously sold antique buckets but if any particular style looks of interest please let us know as we do get many similar designs in stock and we can try to locate something similar.
Rare Pair of Decorative Antique Peat Buckets. Dating from the early to mid 20th century this rare pair of George III design antique peat buckets are currently very desirable in the open market. This particular pair are of superb quality made from hardwood with a spiral twist moulded design and central carved shell motif. Both are brass bound and have a brass twist grip handle. A pair like this of similar design and age can command a hammer price of between three and four thousand pounds in a famous London auction house. These antique peat buckets really are a pair not to be missed!
Dating from around 1900 this Edwardian copper log bin / planter is in the Arts and Crafts design.
This unusual copper Victorian antique ‘Helmet’ coal bucket circa, 1880 is in lovely condition and is in the shape of a fire mans helmet so would be ideal to store coal or logs. It has been fully restored and is in extremely good condition.
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