Bread Basket

Rectangular, black-japanned bread basket or tray with flared sides, wire-rolled rim and flat bottom. Painted decoration on interior includes a wide yellow or white band above a thin yellow line that features a repeating pattern of three red cherries on a single stem attached to a seven-lobed green leaf; a yellow band overpainted with an undulating or wavy black line borders the well. Made in three pieces: bowl in two parts with separate bottom. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
basket, bread
date made
ca 1930
date purchased
ca 1930
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
wire, iron (rim material)
paint (overall decoration material)
average spatial: 6 cm x 20 cm x 32 cm; 2 3/8 in x 7 7/8 in x 12 5/8 in
overall: 2 1/4 in x 12 1/2 in x 7 7/8 in; 5.715 cm x 31.75 cm x 20.0025 cm
place made
United States: Maryland
place purchased
United States: Maryland, Frederick
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. John H. Murray
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