Marked by Henry Chawner (1764–1851)
Object Place: Europe, London, England
H. 28.5 cm x 41.5 cm x 28.1 cm (11 1/4 x 16 5/16 x 11 1/16 in.); Weight: 867.5 gm (27 oz 18 dwt)
Medium or Technique
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The boat-shaped basket is raised from sheet. It rests on an elliptical spreading foot, formed of seamed sheet with an applied reeded rim. The rim of the basket is thickened with a reeded wire below which is a wide band of floral bright-cut ornaments and a band of geometric piercing. The reeded bail handle is attached to the basket with circular hinges.
ARMORIALS: engraved on the interior, an unidentified crest: (horse's head).
INSCRIPTIONS: engraved just below the crest, RB in script.
On underside of rim, maker's mark HC (Grimwade 972); lion passant; leopard 's head crowned; date letter p; sovereign's head.
Lent by Mr. and Mrs. Roger F. Hooper, March 18, 1925, Gift of Robert C. Hooper, Roger F. Hooper, Bayard Hooper and Justine V.R. Milliken, in Memory of their Mother, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 12, 1983)
Gift of Robert C. Hooper, Roger F. Hooper, Bayard Hooper andJustine V.R. Milliken, in memory of their mother