Basket

English (London)
1775–76
Marked by Thomas Daniell (free in 1771, died between 1795–1801)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H.6 cm x D. 31.3 cm (10 13/16 x 14 7/16 x 12 5/16 in.); Weight: 961.1 gm (30 oz 18 dwt)

Accession Number

33.177

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The oval basket has flaring sides and rests on a low foot formed of seamed sheet and pierced with a vertical pattern. The rim is finished with twisted wire. The body of the basket, which is raised from sheet, is chased around the base with two sheaves of wheat. The sides are chased with a pattern of alternating rosettes and urns connected by drapery swags and pierced with panels containing a geometric pattern of rectangles and circles and scrolling foliage. A cast band of foliage and beads is applied to the rim. The swing handle is cast and pierced with ribbons and scrolls.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on the interior of the basket in a floral medallion are the arms of Pattenson of Charry Burton, co. York, quartering Burton, Bodleigh, or Trethake

Markings

On rim, maker's mark TD (Grimwade 2728); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter u

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date:,March 2, 1933).

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)