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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MAKER Peer Smed
DATES ca. 1935
DIMENSIONS 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. (14 x 21 x 12.1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Stamped on bottom: "STERLING"; below in rectangle, "PEER / [hammer] / SMED" / below "HANDWROUGHT"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Wunsch Foundation, Inc.
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Basket, silver. Ovid-form, dished, hand-wrought basket sits on slightly flaring foot; shaped handle is concave at arch and trefoil in shape at juncture with basket. Near handle juncture, basket has scalloped edge. At 2:00, 4:00, 8:00 and 10:00, leaves are applied to basket rim. The applied, central vein of these leaves becomes a stem and continues along the edge to form the rim on the ends of the basket. Hammered surface. CONDITION: Considerable wear and scratching to all surfaces, with minor pitting and place loss throughout, two leaves apparently repaired where leaf meets edge of bowl.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Peer Smed. Basket, ca. 1935. Silver, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. (14 x 21 x 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Wunsch Foundation, Inc., 85.211.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 85.211.2_mark_bw.jpg)
IMAGE mark, 85.211.2_mark_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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