Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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lidded basket for a tea set
  • China
  • lidded basket for a tea set, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: China
  • plant fiber, metal, cloth, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 19 x 20.5 x 21 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/2 x 8 1/16 x 8 1/4 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Allen Phillips
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3204

The cube shaped basket has a hinged lid. The hinges are metal rings that slip through a loop on the lid and base. There are two short metal handles on top. There is also a small metal ring in the center of the top. The metal latch from the lid is hinged and the escutcheon on the bottom has a small loop to receive the hook.

The basket has a bright pink stuffed cloth form to stabilize a teapot and two cups for transport. The lid has a square bright pink cushion. The spaces for cups are lined with a white cloth with a butterfly design and the space for the tea kettle is lined with red paisley.

There is no tea set that goes with this basket.