Gathering Basket

Date

1840-1920

GUSN

GUSN-67267

Description

Small, ash splint gathering basket with carved handle. Square bottom, vertical sides, and round rim. Ash splint wicker weave with a checker weave base. The inner rim is carved wood with an outer, splint rim held in place with a single ash splint lash.

Details

Descriptive Terms

gathering baskets
berry baskets
ash (wood)
weaving
carving (processes)
Container, Crop
Basket, Gathering
Splint
Basket, Gathering

Inscription

"Sent by Miss E M Stone 1908" (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

New England

Dimensions

8 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 (HxWxD), 5 5/8 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone

Accession Number

1927.2201

Places

Probably Lexington (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
New England (United States) [general region]