Bonbon Basket

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Bail-handled, circular filigree basket consisting of eight, everted, eight-lobed fans or shells for the sides and a pedestal base with low-domed circular foot. Designs are outlined with thin, solid strips and embellished with beaded-edge domed bosses of different sizes. Hinged handle has a six-petaled flower at bow and elongated drops forming the ends. Bowl, pedestal stem and foot are separate parts that screw together. No marks.
Currently not on view
date made
1875 - 1900
place made
Italia: Toscana, Firenze
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
silver wire (overall material)
overall: 2 7/8 in x 6 1/4 in; 7.3025 cm x 15.875 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Christine W. Biddle
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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