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Epergne Basket

Epergne Basket

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
basket
date made
1768
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 in x 6 in; 5.08 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
DL.377444
catalog number
377444
accession number
138933
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Francis T. Redwood
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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