Cake Basket

Cake Basket

1753

Silver

26.4 x 30.1 cm (10 3/8 x 11 7/8 in.)

Gift of Richard and Ann Gridley 2016.302

Did you know?

Sheaves of wheat adorning the rim of this basket allude to the flour used in pastries and cakes for tea.

Description

Drinking tea at the end of the day, accompanied by sweet cakes and savory delights, became an established ritual in Britain at all levels of society during the 1700s. In grand houses, silver teapots, caddies, and cake baskets elevated this afternoon refreshment to a formal gathering.

See also
Collection: 
Decorative Arts
Type of artwork: 
Silver
Medium: 
Silver

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