Trivet

Trivet

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Description
Cast, tulip-shaped, leaf-and-scroll-patterned trivet with circle-and-heart handle; three D-section legs. Symmetrical design features three fern or acanthus leaves, the center leaf flanked by fluted scrolls, with a pair of open pointed ovals at base. Cast-in raised roman letter "G" on underside where handle meets body; very faint, cast-in roman letters "E" and "W" at sides. Possible gate mark at center underside. Trivets DL*290448A-B are the same pattern; DL*290448A is an old example, DL*290448B is a reproduction.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
trivet
date made
ca 1850 - 1900
place made
United States
Physical Description
iron, cast (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7/8 in x 6 in x 8 in; 2.2225 cm x 15.24 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
DL.290448A
catalog number
290448A
accession number
59652
Credit Line
Gift of Caroline E. Bates
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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