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Carved Gourd Containers

1991.475.1-2 (RS25723)

Description

Two identically carved calabash gourds. Carved all over in an oriental floral motif (geometric design on the bottom). One is slightly darker color than the other.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1875
Inscriptions
There are identical NFL notes in each. [One now is found within the file folder.] The label reads: Calabash/Brought home from China by Capt. Oliver/Lane (1798-1867) of/Annisquam in the/2nd quarter of the/19th century.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
calabashes
carving (processes)
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
Calabash Gourd
calabashes
Carved
carving (processes)
carvings (visual works)
CONTAINER, GOURD
containers (receptacles)
Floral
floral patterns
Geometric
geometric patterns
Orientalism
Dimensions
2 1/2 (H), 3 1/2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.475.1-2
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2451

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