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Bread basket

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This is one of the most sophisticated examples of American Rococo silver. Simultaneously light and monumental, the basket is a tour-de-force of design and technique. The delicate, lacy openwork lends a sense of liveliness, as light reflects off the solids and plays through the voids of the...

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Inscription

Engraved with Harrison coat of arms

Provenance

Early ownership unknown, surely in Harrison family. To MFA, June 1954, purchased from Robert Ensko, Inc., for $3,500.

Credit Line

Decorative Arts Special Fund

about 1765

Object Place

New York, New York

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 504

Dimensions

Overall: 27.1 x 37.8 x 31.1 cm (10 11/16 x 14 7/8 x 12 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

54.857

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware