A pair of French porcelain fruit baskets
Lot 5270
A pair of French porcelain reticulated pedestal fruit baskets third quarter 19th century
Sold for US$ 750 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A pair of French porcelain reticulated pedestal fruit baskets
third quarter 19th century
Each circular basket with serrated rim, on bladed knopped stem with circular reserve enclosing B on conforming square foot.
height 7 3/4in; diameter 8in

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Descended through the family to Emily Gilpin Hopkinson (1890-1972), great granddaughter of Joseph Hopkinson (1770-1842).

    Joseph Hopkinson was a congressman, jurist, and author of "Hail Columbia" maintained a country residence at Bordentown, NJ, and became a close advisor and friend of Joseph Bonaparte, Comte de Survilliers, (1768-1844). Various members of the family were given objects by Bonaparte. Emily Gilpin Hopkinson donated a number of these objects to The Athenæum of Philadelphia.
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