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Sugar Basket

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The oval basket is boat-shaped with a dipped rim and rests on an oval spreading foot. The body and the foot are formed of sheet, and each has an applied beaded wire rim. The plain surface is ornamented with borders of bright-cut decoration. A high beaded bail handle is mounted on hinges on the...

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Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on one side, the arms of Whipple, on the other, OAW in monogram, for Oliver (1744-1813) and Abigail Whipple (d.1827)

Marks

On underside, maker's mark WP (Griwmade 3255) (struck twice); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter l; sovereign's head.

Provenance

According to Tradition, Oliver Whipple and his wife, Abigail, of Boston; Gebelein Silversmiths, Boston, purchased December 11, 1958, Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: December 11, 1958) $375.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1786 or 1787

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 17.9 x W. 16.8 x D. 11.7 cm (4 5/16 x 6 5/8 x 4 5/8 in.) Weight: 243.8 gm (7 0z 17 dwt)

Accession Number

58.1194

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver