Ostrich Egg and Basket

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1920-1950

GUSN

GUSN-11153

Description

An ovoid form basket with stepped, fitted cover and conforming base; the basket is made of coiled construction and is enhanced with colored straw in red and brown in a decorative band at the top and base. A-lid b-bottom; basket contains C-ostrich egg.

Details

Descriptive Terms

baskets (containers)
straw (plant material)
weaving
ostrich eggshell
Straw
Woven
Basket

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

8 x 9 x 7 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.481A-C