Bonbon Basket

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Description
Bail-handled, fluted oval basket on a plain, flared oval base with rounded foot. Applied cast gadrooning on ouside below concave-sided rim and at mid-shaft. Hinged, cast fasces pattern, U-shape handle. Flat bottom on underside of base is struck incuse with two rows of three combined marks: a left-facing lion passant, bell inside a horizontally-hatched oval, and three plumes or Prince of Wales feathers above a bell in square between two arm-and-hammer motifs in squares. One of two bonbon or candy baskets, DL.60.1158A-B.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1892 - 1898
place made
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
place owned; place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
electroplated (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 6 3/8 in x 4 3/8 in; 12.7 cm x 16.1925 cm x 11.1125 cm
ID Number
DL.60.1158B
catalog number
60.1158B
accession number
152368
Credit Line
Gift of Laura Dreyfus-Barney and Natalie Clifford Barney
subject
Eating
Sugar
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Domestic Furnishings
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Data Source
National Museum of American History