Basket

Collection Type

  • Cooking equipment

Date

1829

GUSN

GUSN-294081

Description

Fluted silver basket with jointed semi-circular handle. Acanthus leaves on handle; flowers, scrolls and leaves on rim of basket.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bread baskets (containers for food service)
silver (metal)
Basket

Inscription

Presented to / Captain Thomas Bennet of the / Packet Ship New York as a mark of their / sense of his skill, liberality, and unremitting / attention during a Voyage from New York to / Liverpool in May 1829 / Mr Edward Tennart / Mr Henry Mengis / comittee on behalF/ of 21 passengers (Engraved)

Associated Building

Original To Nickels-Sortwell House (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

London, England

Dimensions

8 1/2 (H), 11 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frances Sortwell

Accession Number

1958.335