Large twined basket [s-stich] of vegetable fibre with wined fibre handle.
- 1820-1850 (circa)
- Made in: Tasmania
- Found/Acquired: Tasmania
- Height: 17 centimetres
- Width: 16.2 centimetres (at lip)
- Depth: 12.2 centimetres (at lip)
Found un-numbered in the Ethnographic Department's collections in 1981. It was identified as being from the J.Barnard Davis collection, and earlier from G.A.Robinson's collection. AW Franks presented material from Davis' collection to the British Museum at various times during the 1880s and 1890s. He had acquired it from the sale of Davis' estate in January 1883.
See Gaye Sculthorpe, 1990 'The ethnographic collections of George Augustus Robinson', Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria (Anthropology & History), Volume 1, number 1, p.29, plate 7Sculthorpe (1990) described an old label attached to the basket which read: "Tasmania. G.A.R." and."JB Davis Coll".
Not on display
2011 26 May-11 Sep, London, BM, G91, Baskets and Belonging: Indigenous Australian Histories
2015-2016 27 Nov-28 Mar, Canberra, National Museum of Australia, Encounters
- Collected by: George Augustus Robinson (Probably acquired by GA Robinson in Tasmania, during the period 1829-1839.)
- Previous owner/ex-collection: Dr Barnard Davis (This was probably one of the baskets included in the series of drawings, prints, paintings and eth)
- Previous owner/ex-collection: Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks (It is likely that this basket was amongst the material Franks acquired at the sale of JB Davis' es)
- Previous owner/ex-collection: Rose Robinson
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Object reference number: EOC29927
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