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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.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1815
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 4 1/2 in x 16 in x 8 5/8 in; 11.43 cm x 40.64 cm x 21.9075 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Sarah Ella Cummings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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