Peer Smed. <em>Basket</em>, 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)


Artist:Peer Smed

Medium: Silver

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1935

Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. (14 x 21 x 12.1 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 85.211.2

Image: 85.211.2_mark_bw.jpg,

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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