Powder buckets were used in the 18th-19th century to carry a cartridge or pre-measured charges of powder from a powder magazine to a cannon. The cartridge was a cloth bag containing a measured amount of gunpowder. Loose powder was brought to the cannon in a covered bucket. Finding a pair is quite rare. Both in good condition with a small split in the leather join on one and areas of loss to the zinc container on one. These have a strong decorative presence on their own but can also be used to hold plants, umbrellas or even transformed into matching light stands.
A rare pair of antique English Military cannon powder artillery buckets in leather with zinc lined interiors, circa 1750-1820