Circular, open-woven creamware basket with a twisted or rope foot. One band of intertwined or twisted lacing is woven in midway up its sides. A bead or ball is placed on top of the rim at each join with a side strip. Solid, flat bottom is molded with a basketweave design on its interior with a diamond and rays in a circle at the center of the well. Pale cream body with a clear glaze having a yellow cast.





Earthenware, lead-glazed (creamware)


Overall (H x W x D): 2 3/8 in. x 7 1/4 in. x 7 in. (6.03 cm x 18.42 cm x 17.78 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Edith Cowles Poor, 2001


Impressed on the reverse of the basket, at center: "843" within a rectangle; a beehive or kiln-shaped character (formed from a demilune atop two rectangles, separated by spaces); "N"; "O".

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Colors (Beta)

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