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Basket (England), ca. 1770

This is a basket. It is dated ca. 1770 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pierced and glazed earthenware (creamware). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Creamware production started at the beginning of the eighteenth century and was the main product in England between 1760 and 1820. It was able to overtake other earthenware due to the appeal of its light color and weight, similar to porcelain. This fineness allowed for more elaborate decoration, such as the piercing seen in this basket, likely used to hold and display fruit.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Cobalt blue Fruit Bowl, 1918
  • mold and mouth-blown blue-green "sapphire" glass.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Dale and Doug Anderson, Anonymous Donor,....
  • 2009-18-122

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 6.6 x 24.6 x 17.4 cm (2 5/8 x 9 11/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Basket (England), ca. 1770; pierced and glazed earthenware (creamware); H x W x D: 6.6 x 24.6 x 17.4 cm (2 5/8 x 9 11/16 x 6 7/8 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-396-a

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Campana Brothers Select: Works from the Permanent Collection.

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