Bread Basket

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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
date made
ca 1930
date purchased
ca 1930
place made
United States: Maryland
place purchased
United States: Maryland, Frederick
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
wire, iron (rim material)
paint (overall decoration material)
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
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. John H. Murray
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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