Bonbon Basket

Bonbon Basket

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Description
Silver filigree, bail-handled, footed basket. Circular body consists of eight trapezoidal panels topped by 8-lobed fans or shells for the sides and a large circular flower for well; small spool shaft and low-domed circular foot are screwed to threaded rod attached to cable-bordered domed boss at center. Designs are outlined with thin, solid strips and embellished with smaller matching bosses. Hinged handle has a 6-petaled flower at bow, pointed ovals along sides and elongated drops for ends. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
basket
date made
1875 - 1900
place made
Italy: Tuscany, Florence
place owned
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
silver wire (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 7/8 in x 6 1/4 in; 7.3025 cm x 15.875 cm
ID Number
DL.284305
catalog number
284305
accession number
57109
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Christine W. Biddle
subject
Eating
Sugar
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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