Cake Basket

Cake Basket

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Description
Bail-handled oval basket on flared oval pedestal base decorated at rim and base with cast bands of two rows of different-sized beads. Fluted, everted lower half encircles oval boss at bottom center. Hinged, semicircular handle has a plain, wavy edge, shell-ended segment at center and tapered ends with graduated beads. Circular medallion or tag applied on bottom underside is embossed "* ROGERS, SMITH & C\o. (arched) / (flourish) / N\o. / NEW HAVEN, C\T. * (curved)" and struck incuse "666".
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
basket, cake
date made
1862 - 1877
parent company
Meriden Britannia Company
place made
United States: Connecticut, New Haven
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
electroplated (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/8 in x 12 1/4 in x 10 3/8 in; 13.0175 cm x 31.115 cm x 26.3525 cm
ID Number
DL.60.1265
catalog number
60.1265
accession number
121578
Credit Line
Mrs. Daniel (Harriette Q.) Gardner
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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