Renaissance Silver Basket by Unknown Artist

Sexfoil of roughly circular shape, sides in curved panels of openwork.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
9 x 18 x 27 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,350 ( Total: £1,350)
Acquired in:
1958
Vendor:
S J Phillips

English crest is an addition of the early 18th century - crest of family owning basket. Cusped aspect of design is Gothic, but openwork panels display new Ren taste.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

Entry details

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