Overall: 8 3/4 x 5 x 13 7/8 in. (22.2 x 12.7 x 35.2 cm) Silver Weight: 33 oz (troy) 0.4 dwt (1027 g)
Raised and pierced silver bread basket with cast ornament; flat, oval bottom, engraved in the center with a lion rampant on fess over the initials, "I . C" in gothic script; body constructed of flared sides with pierced honeycomb pattern outlined with inscribed dividing lines along exterior; cast, reeded shoulder band applied at joint of sides and gallery; geometric pierced gallery along rim of shoulder and similar geometric pierced foot-ring at base, and plain draw-molded band at joint; cast, foliate swags applied around sides of basket, and hung from shoulder; two cast reeded loop handles with wheat bundle motifs at centers applied to opposite sides of the body rim; hallmarks and maker's mark stamped at underside.
Gift of Miss Lena Cadwalader Evans
engraved: in the center: a lion rampant on fess over the initials, "I . C" in gothic script stamped: on the base: "J S L" in a banner, a lion rampant in a crowned shield, "V" in a crowned shield, three crosses in an ovoid crowned surround, "S" in a circular surround
This bread basket belonged to New York leather merchant Israel Corse, Jr. (1819-1885).
Israel Corse, Jr. (1819-1885), who married Catherine Ketchum (1828-1906); to their daughter Angeline Burr Corse (1847-1906), who married Cadwalader Evans (1847-1880); to their daughter Lena Cadwalader Evans (1873-1955), the donor.
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