Basket

Description
Raised, rectangular boat-shaped basket with deep curved well and everted rim that extends at both ends to incurved, scrolled-under, horizontal cylindrical handles. Applied, cast grape clusters at centers of both ends. Die-stamped bands of roses are at rim, interrupted by three pendant shells and leafy scrolls placed along sides, and at bottom atop four cast griffin feet. Underside of rounded bottom struck "FLETCHER & GARDINER" and "PHILAD\A/." both in raised roman letters in rectangles. Centerpoint visible.
Maker is Fletcher & Gardner (Thomas Fletcher [1787-1866] and Sidney Gardiner [1785-1827]), while working in Philadelphia, 1811-1827.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
basket
date made
ca 1815
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 39.7 cm x 21.9 cm x 11.8 cm; 15 5/8 in x 8 5/8 in x 4 5/8 in
overall: 4 1/2 in x 16 in x 8 5/8 in; 11.43 cm x 40.64 cm x 21.9075 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
DL*326501
catalog number
326501
accession number
71365
subject
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. S. E. Cummings
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