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Fluted silver basket with jointed semi-circular handle. Acanthus leaves on handle; flowers, scrolls and leaves on rim of basket.
bread baskets (containers for food service)
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)
Original To Nickels-Sortwell House (Wiscasset, Me.),
8 1/2 (H), 11 (diameter) (inches)
Bequest of Frances Sortwell