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Object ID # 1955.006.003
Object Name Basket, Household
Title Straw Cornucopia
Lexicon category 7: Distribution & Transportation Artifact
Date 1850
Year Range from 1826
Year Range to 1850
Made Unknown
Place of Origin England, United Kingdom
Description Straw cornucopia or "horn of plenty" on wheels.
Provenance Brought from England, ended up in Grey County c. 1955. Last owned by Jean E. Cook of Owen Sound (her grandmother had emigrated from England).
Collection Household Equipment, 19th-c Collection
Material Straw/Wire?
Dimensions W-10 L-20.5 D-15.5 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Cook, Jean
Subjects Baskets
Straw industries
Search Terms Victorian
Function This item was intended to be sat on a table surface, and likely only had a decorative purpose. Cornucopias symbolize an abundance of food, a harvest theme, and usually are depicted filled with fruit and flowers or vegetables. The straw-work of this item would have been done by hand.