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.

Date Made: 1768

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, London

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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Francis T. Redwood

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.377444Catalog Number: 377444Accession Number: 138933

Object Name: basket

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 in x 6 in; 5.08 cm x 15.24 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-442b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_303825

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