Epergne Basket

Small, bail-handled, raised and pierced circular basket on pierced circular footring. Cast and applied, four serpentine-lobed gadrooned rim with ruffled shells and small oval bosses. Spiral piercework design consists of eight alternating panels of scrollwork and circles separated by shallow S-curve lines of graduated beads. Handle has an oblong panel at bow and tapered ends. Four hallmarks struck on well underside: "W·T" in raised roman letters in a rounded rectangle, the raised gothic or Old English letter "N" in a clipped-corner shield, lion passant guardant in clipped-corner rectangle, and crowned leopard's head in round-bottom shield.
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Object Name
date made
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 2 in x 6 in; 5.08 cm x 15.24 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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. Francis T. Redwood
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