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.

Date Made: ca 1800-1846

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Bloomfield

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.322631.0003Catalog Number: 322631.0003Accession Number: 322631

Object Name: tray, breadpan, bread

Physical Description: iron (overall material)tin (overall material)iron wire (rim material)asphaltum (overall decoration material)paint (overall decoration material)Measurements: 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


Record Id: nmah_309704

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