Carved Gourd Containers

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1825-1875

GUSN

GUSN-2451

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

Descriptive Terms

carvings (visual works)
containers (receptacles)
calabashes
carving (processes)
floral patterns
geometric patterns
Orientalism
Calabash Gourd
Floral
Orientalism
Geometric
Carved
CONTAINER, GOURD

Inscription

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.),

Additional Identification Number

1991.475

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

2 1/2 (H), 3 1/2 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.475.1-2