Bread Tray

Straight-sided, japanned bread basket or tray painted on its flared, rounded ends with wide white bands featuring a red, six-petaled and oval-centered, crab flower with alizarin overtones and yellow highlights flanked by tripartite green leaves and six-lobed flowers with yellow-dotted centers; black veins and details, including squiggles in the open spaces. Yellow ladle strokes with center line and dots on long sides. Dotted yellow lattce fence strokes above two thin lines border well. Made in five pieces with a molded, wire-rolled rim and flat bottom. No marks.
Attributed to the Oliver Filley Tinshop of Blomfield, CT, circa 1800-1846.
Currently not on view
Object Name
tray, bread
pan, bread
date made
ca 1800-1846
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rim material)
asphaltum (overall decoration material)
paint (overall decoration material)
overall: 2 3/8 in x 12 3/4 in x 7 7/8 in; 6.0325 cm x 32.385 cm x 20.0025 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut, Bloomfield
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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