Basket with Emu Egg

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1900-1930

GUSN

GUSN-11157

Description

Oval-sided baskets with square bases woven in natural straw and heightened with a criss-cross pattern in purple and green. There is an Emu egg carved with a Western scene in an oval reserve of a cowboy on horseback lassoeing a cow in front of a house with a fence.

Details

Descriptive Terms

baskets (containers)
carving (processes)
eggshell (animal material)
straw (plant material)
weaving
eggshell (animal material)
Straw
Eggshell
Woven
Carved
Basket

Inscription

There is a stamp on the rims of both A & B: ""Made in China""

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

1992.485a,b

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

4 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.485A-C