Cake Basket

Bail-handled oval basket on flared oval pedestal base decorated at rim and base with cast bands of two rows of different-sized beads. Fluted, everted lower half encircles oval boss at bottom center. Hinged, semicircular handle has a plain, wavy edge, shell-ended segment at center and tapered ends with graduated beads. Circular medallion or tag applied on bottom underside is embossed "* ROGERS, SMITH & C\o. (arched) / (flourish) / N\o. / NEW HAVEN, C\T. * (curved)" and struck incuse "666".
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Object Name
basket, cake
date made
1862 - 1877
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
overall: 10.6 cm x 31.1 cm x 15.2 cm; 4 3/16 in x 12 1/4 in x 6 in
overall: 5 1/8 in x 12 1/4 in x 10 3/8 in; 13.0175 cm x 31.115 cm x 26.3525 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut, New Haven
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Harriette Q. Gardner (Mrs. Daniel Gardner)
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