Object photography

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On View Barbara Weld Putnam Gallery, level 1

Object description

  • Thomas Webb & Sons (English, 1837)
  • Basket, about1890
  • Blown rainbow mother-of-pearl satin glass, nickel-plated stand
  • Stourbridge, England
  • H: 7 in (H: 17.8 cm)
  • Gift of Leo Sandel in memory of his wife Marion Sandel, 2009
  • 138729.AB


.A) basket: Stamped on bottom below pontil mark "PATENT" in rectangle .B) handle: Stamped on underside of center metal ring "EPNS", each letter in a square


This is a quilted Mother-of-pearl rainbow satin glass basket with a separate metal (probably silver) handle. It has a fluted edge with a pink, yellow, blue and clear glass bowl. The patina is matte on the interior and reflective on the exterior.