Sugar Basket

English (London)
1786 or 1787
Marked by William Plummer (free 1746, died in 1791)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 17.9 x W. 16.8 x D. 11.7 cm (4 5/16 x 6 5/8 x 4 5/8 in.) Weight: 243.8 gm (7 0z 17 dwt)

Accession Number

58.1194

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The oval basket is boat-shaped with a dipped rim and rests on an oval spreading foot. The body and the foot are formed of sheet, and each has an applied beaded wire rim. The plain surface is ornamented with borders of bright-cut decoration. A high beaded bail handle is mounted on hinges on the long sides of the basket.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on one side, the arms of Whipple, on the other, OAW in monogram, for Oliver (1744-1813) and Abigail Whipple (d.1827)

Markings

On underside, maker's mark WP (Griwmade 3255) (struck twice); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter l; sovereign's head.

Provenance

According to Tradition, Oliver Whipple and his wife, Abigail, of Boston; Gebelein Silversmiths, Boston, purchased December 11, 1958, Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: December 11, 1958)

$375.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour