Epergne Basket


Small, bail-handled, raised and pierced oval basket on cast openwork oval ring of ruffled S scrolls and flowers with four C-scroll feet. Applied cast rim of intertwined reverse C scrolls and a garland of trailing flowers. Piercework design consists of eight panels separated by vertical ribs alternating between two of scrollwork and two of crosslets. Hinged, openwork handle has reverse C scrolls connected by flowers with a flower at bow. Inside bottom is engraved with a crest of a falcon on heraldic wreath. Basket interior struck below one handle with four hallmarks, a lion passant guardant in clipped-corner shield, "W·P" in raised roman letters in indented rectangle, crowned leopard's head in round-bottom shield, and the raised gothic or Old English letter "I" or "L" in a surround.

Date Made: 1766

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, LondonPlace Used: Italy

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Hugh E. Cailler

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.63.0825Catalog Number: 63.0825Accession Number: 245151

Object Name: basket

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 1/2 in x 6 3/8 in x 5 in; 6.35 cm x 16.1925 cm x 12.7 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-f109-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_300918

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