Theta Delta Chi (Tau Deuteron) Wedding Basket - 1893
This amazing wedding or bride's basket dates back to 1893. It was made by William Rogers, Hartford Connecticut, and is marked with pattern number 975. It is engraved "Compliments of Theta Delta Chi (with emblem), Tau Deuteron, Jan 23, 1893" on the inside of the basket. This chapter of the fraternity is no longer in existence, and we are not sure which college this basket originated from. It is in excellent condition with beautiful patina. There is an ornate scroll pattern around the edge of the basket. The handle is comprised of 3 twisted strands of silver. Where the handle attaches to the base, you will see 3 overlapping circles in increasing size. Within each circle is a flower. The basket measures 9 1/8" in diameter across the top. The diameter of the base is 4 1/2". The basket stands 4 3/4" without the handle and 9 3/4" with the handle.