Bread Basket

Bread Basket

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Japanned, square basket or pan with four, arched-top, flared sides. Two sides are painted at center with a large, left-facing, red crab flower with alizarin and white overtones on a red stem with yellow hash marks and yellow-highlighted green leaflets; a fanlike flower and two oval buds spring to the left from green, serrated-edge leaves with white main veins and yellow side veins. The other two sides have one group of graduated yellow brushstrokes beneath lattice fence strokes. Symmetrical green and yellow leaflets of two different designs fill the four corners of the well. Made in five pieces with a molded, wire-rolled rim, folded seams, and a flat bottom. No marks.
Attributed to the New York Filley Tinshop, started by Augustus Filley (1789-1945), of Lansingburgh, NY, circa 1814-1870.
Currently not on view
Object Name
basket, bread
date made
ca 1814 - 1870
place made
United States: New York, Lansingburgh
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
asphaltum (overall decoration material)
paint (overall decoration material)
overall: 2 3/4 in x 10 1/4 in x 10 1/4 in; 6.985 cm x 26.035 cm x 26.035 cm
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accession number
catalog number
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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