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Dumfries Silver Collection

Joseph Pearson

Cake basket

Period:
19th Century
Description:

Maker’s mark: “IP”

Dumfries town marks: fouled anchor, stag’s head

Other mark: “e”

 

Pierced silver baskets first became popular in the late 1500s.  They held almost anything, including wool and sewing materials, but usually they were a table centrepiece containing bread, fruit or sweets.

Materials/Media:
silver
Dimensions:
height 235mm, length (rim) 298mm, width (rim) 227mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1999.70
Digital Number:
DMSW069a-c
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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