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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"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Wunsch Foundation, Inc.
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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
IMAGE overall, CUR.85.211.2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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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.
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