The buckets retain the original ornate brass lifting handles and brass rings and have later fitted brass liners. One bucket with a printed paper label to the inside stating:' Frances A. Elkins, Monterey, California'.
Frances Alder Elkins (1888-1953) was a leading Californian interior decorator in the first half of the 20th century. The buckets were either part of her private collection at Casa Amesti or were part of one of her prestigious commissions in California.
Collection of Frances A. Elkins, California, USA;
Private collection, Dublin, Ireland.
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