- Japanned oval basket or pan with tall, tapered sides cut with two semicircular or lunette handles at its higher ends and painted along its lower sides with wide white bands containing a repeating pattern, from right to left, of a red tulip with blue-dotted center next to an orange, red and blue flower, a green and orange leaf, and a shaded or fingered red-to-yellow pomegranate at far left; yellow and alizarin overstrokes with black veins and a few curlicues or squiggles in the open spaces. Yellow brushwork under the handles. Crystallized well with yellow border overpainted with thin black lattice fence strokes. Made in three pieces with a molded, wire-rolled rim, folded seams, and a flat bottom. No marks.
- Attributed to either the Harvey Filley Tinshop, circa 1818-1853, or Frederick Zeitz Tinshop, both in Philadelphia, PA.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- basket, bread
- date made
- ca 1830 - 1870
- place made
- United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Physical Description
- tinned sheet iron (overall material)
- iron wire (rim material)
- asphaltum (overall decoration material)
- paint (overall decoration material)
- overall: 3 5/8 in x 12 5/8 in x 7 3/4 in; 9.2075 cm x 32.0675 cm x 19.685 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.