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Twyford Bird and Bull Bucket Mount

This object is a mount that would have supported and held in place the handle of a wooden bucket. It is in the form of a bulls head with a small bird sitting on it.

The best buckets have elaborate mounts, often in the form of bulls heads. But having a bulls head with a bird on top is most unusual.

On this example, the mount is placed so that the bird's head appears over the edge of the bucket,…