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Key Basket

1800-1850
Origin: America
OH (including handle): 8 1/2"; OW (base): 4"; OL (base): 6 1/4"
Leather.
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1967-295
DESCRIPTION:
Basket with quarter round handle extending from side to side. The object is of oval shape with sides tapering inward from top to bottom; flat bottom and exterior sides tooled with designs of interlaced hearts, lozengers, circles, and six-pointed stars; the initials "J.M.K." tooled in Roman capitals in a row at one exterior end; appliqued leather in bold outlines extends from exterior at each side from top to bottom to secure handle.
Mark(s):None found.
Inscription(s):The initials "J.M.K." tooled in Roman capitals in a row at one exterior end.