Made by Myer Myers / Basket / 1760-1770Made by Myer Myers

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Creator Name: Myers, Myer
Creator Role: Maker
Creator Dates/Places: 1723-1795
Creator Name-CRT: Made by Myer Myers
Title: Basket
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1760
Creation End Date: 1770
Creation Date: 1760-1770
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Silver, American
Materials and Techniques: silver
Dimensions: 11 1/8 x 14 1/2 x 11 3/8 in. (28.3 x 36.8 x 28.9 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 54.167
Credit Line: Morris K. Jesup Fund, 1954

American baskets for bread, cake, or fruit are extremely rare. The monogram on the interior is for Susannah and Samuel Cornell. Myers made several objects for these wealthy patrons from New York and New Bern, North Carolina. According to the inscription on the underside of the basket, the Cornells later gave it to their daughter Hannah, who married Herman LeRoy on October 19, 1786.

AMICA ID: MMA_.54.167
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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