Eudora and 19th Century Decorative Arts



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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Plate: Pre 1900: Item # 1128678

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Eudora's 19th and 20th Century Decorative Arts
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JAPANESQUE AESTHETIC SIMPSON HALL MILLER SILVERPLATE BASKET Japanesque Aesthetic Silverplate Basket with figural bees, birds, flowers. The form of the basket is definitely influenced by Japanese arts. The basket has ruffled folds, as if it was a textile that was being folded. Similarly, the handle is metal, but is treated as if it is a ribbon. The applied bird on one side and a bee on the other, reflect the love of nature. Basket with ruffled top edge, applied flowers, bee, beetle, humming bird, and textured surface with stylized daisies. Excellent condition. No dings, dents or plate wear. Measures 10" in diam., 9 3/4" tall. ........................This Aesthetic silverplate selection reflects many features of the Japanese Influences on the Aesthetic Movement. The sources of inspiration inspired the American craftsmen to experiment with hand tooled finishes, bands of rolled dies that speeded up the ornamentation, designs that reflected Japanese designs, including textile designs and the love of nature enjoyed by both Japanese and American cultures, which resulted in sculptural forms of nature, including the treatment of metal as if it was fabric. Although the objects were machine made, much of the decoration was done by hand, either finishing the castings of the silverplate or incising the designs. These are some of the influences among the richest creativity in production during the years 1875 to 1900. ....11164.xdi.tis $495.00