Ostrich Egg and Basket

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1900-1920

GUSN

GUSN-11154

Description

An oval woven basket with a square-shaped base, in natural colored straw; it is heightened with criss-cross patterns in green and purple; there is an ostrich egg inside with a pencil rendering of a WWI period standing sailor holding an American flag.

Details

Descriptive Terms

baskets (containers)
straw (plant material)
weaving
world wars
ostrich eggshell
Straw
Woven
World War II
Basket

Inscription

There is a stamp on the side of the egg: ""Made in China""

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

1992.482A,B

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

4 x 7 x 5 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.482AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)