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1977

  • We acquired this object.

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Basket Basket

This is a basket. It was made by Thomas Heming and Thomas Heming. It is dated 1758 and we acquired it in 1977. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Jerome A. Q. Franks. It is credited Gift of Mrs. J. A. Q. Franks.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 26.3 × 28 × 33 cm (10 3/8 in. × 11 in. × 13 in.)

It has the following markings

On the underside of the basket: [1] “TH” in script, impressed (maker’s mark) [2] Crowned leopard’s head, impressed (town mark, London) [3] “C” in script within a square, impressed (date letter, 1758) [4] Lion passant, impressed (standard mark, England) [5] “46.10”, incised [6] “London 1758”, incised [7] “4303”, incised On interior of handle: [1] “TH” in script, impressed (maker’s mark) [2] Lion passant, impressed (standard mark, England)

It is inscribed

Engraved on interior of bowl, a later coat of arms, crests, motto, and an inscribed banderole.

Cite this object as

Basket Basket; Made by Thomas Heming (English); England; silver; H x W x D: 26.3 × 28 × 33 cm (10 3/8 in. × 11 in. × 13 in.); Gift of Mrs. J. A. Q. Franks; 1977-62-6

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Foreign Exchange.

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