Sugar Basket

English (London)
1790–91
Marked by Hester Bateman (1708–1794)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 19 cm x W. 18.5 cm x D. 12.4 cm (7 1/2 x 7 5/16 x 4 7/8 in.); Weight: 249.5 gm (8 oz)

Accession Number

33.195

Medium or Technique

Silver and parcel gilt

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The basket is boat-shaped, with fluted sides, and rests on a lozenge-shaped foot with a notched rim. Formed from sheet, it has a molded wire applied to the outer rim. The bail handle is reeded and fluted. The interior is gilt.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on one side, the arms of Eaglesfield, quartering another and impaling Tindall or Tindale. engraved on the other side, an unidentified crest (an eagle displayed) (probably that of Eaglesfield).

Markings

On the underside, maker's mark HB (Grimwade 961); lion passant (repeated on handle); leopard's head crowned; date letter p; sovereign's head;

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)