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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1940.73
People
Herbert, Samuel, and Co., British (1750 - )
Title
Basket
Other Titles
Title: Cake Dish
Alternate Title: CAKE DISH, PIERCED SILVER, WITH HANDLE, GEORGE II
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1764 - 1765
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Period
George III (1760-1820)
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/230515
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
26.7 × 33.3 × 27.9 cm (10 1/2 × 13 1/8 × 11 in.)
820 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • hallmark: outside of body, struck: lion passant, leopard's head, date letter
  • maker's mark: outside of body, struck: mark of Samuel Herbert & Co. [Grimwade, no. 2545]
Provenance
Anonymous gift, 1940
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous Gift
Accession Year
1940
Object Number
1940.73
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Oval basket with flaring rim pierced with band of repeating quatrefoils and rope-twist edge; sixteen pierced panels with alternating crosses with scrolls and flowers divided by repousse beaded curving motifs; on raised, oval pierced foot rim with rope-twist edges; curved plain swing handle with banded edge, flaring in centre.
Publication History

Christopher Hartop, British and Irish Silver in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge, Mass. and New Haven, 2007), pp. 208-209, cat. no. 223, repr. p. 208, details repr. p. 208.

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