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Posted 2 months ago

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vetraio50
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The mark on the bottom of this little basket was used from 1906 until 1948 by the Crown Staffordshire Porcelain Co. Ltd. (aka Crown Staffordshire China Co. Ltd.). They were manufacturers of high grade porcelain at Minerva Works, Fenton, Staffordshire, England.

Fenton is one of the six towns of the Stoke-on-Trent conurbation which were federated in 1910.

When I saw this little basket I had the opportunity to buy three of them but this was the best to my eye. I intended it to be a birthday gift to my mother in June this year.

The 'woven basket' was product produced as a theme to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the founding of the firm. This little basket probably dates to the late 1940's. This example is based on four strands woven in porcelain.

"In 1946 the Heron Cross factory was purchased to allow increased postwar production of decorated wares, primarily for export. The bottle ovens there were replaced by tunnel ovens. In 1945 the company was one of those permitted to recommence manufacture of 'fancies' for the home market. To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the founding of the firm, woven china baskets had been introduced. These constituted an important export ware and were marketed under the slogan "A May basket for every bride."
http://www.thepotteries.org/allpotters/322_crown.htm

The basket has gilded branch/twig handles, yellow flowers and measures approximately 4.5"/11.5 cm long.

Oh, .... I forgot to add that I did give it to Mum on her 91st birthday.
It now is in her curio cabinet.

Thanks KAREN!

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  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 month ago
    a stunning basket my friend!!!! sweet :) and the history is stunning :)
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks SEAN !!!!
  3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 month ago
    ive so missed your beautiful postings like these!!! :)
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Well the postcards will be making a return tomorrow.

    Gay Paree!
  5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 month ago
    LOL!!!! :) many thanks Kevin for sharing this beautiful little basket!! :)
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Ella says it all!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LOXYqu4Pv8
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks PEASEJEAN!!!
  8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 month ago
    Yes , Ella does say it all :) Your very welcome Kevin!!
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE & AGHCOLLECT too!!!!!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks GARY!!!
  11. racer4four racer4four, 1 month ago
    Thanks Kevin!
    In one post I learnt some history, saw a beautiful basket that has survived intact, and had to visit the dictionary to look up conurbation.

    Great post thanks. I'm sorry it didn't get to your Mum.
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks PHIL 'n KAREN too!!!

    Oh I forgot to add that I did give it to her on her birthday.
    It now is in her curio cabinet.
    It's not my style, really.
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks DON 'n MIKELV!!!!
  14. inky inky, 1 month ago
    What a lovely present...:-)
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks INKY!!!!
  16. Manikin Manikin, 1 month ago
    Very nice vet ! Love it
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks NUTSABOTAS, MANIKIN, GEO, KERRY 'n SMIATA!!!!
  18. toracat toracat, 1 month ago
    Cool! Remember, It's never too early to start beefing up your obituary!! From #1 to #3!
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks DON 'n POPS too!!!!!
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks CATTEANN!!!
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks TOM!!!
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks SURFDUB!!!!!
  23. toracat toracat, 1 month ago
    Hi! I took another close look at this! The flowers and handles are fantastic! And the woven basket reminded me of the woven seat of my expensive Italian chair!! Thanks to you!!
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks JEWELS, IDCLOISONNÉ 'n DON too!
  25. petey petey, 1 month ago
    very VERY nice !
  26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks PETEY!!!!
  27. Zowie Zowie, 1 month ago
    I love your weave basket a lot different to most of your other posts good change keep it all coming I hope the weather & everything else is going your way. I just remembered There has been heaps of rain down there. Why worry you will keep everyone spirits high even on the dullest of days
  28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks ZOWIE!!!

    It's stopped for the moment but it has been a rugged couple of days. Winds gusting and rain bucketing down for a record August wet!
  29. SpunkysMom SpunkysMom, 1 month ago
    Beautiful basket!
  30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks TREY 'n SPUNKY's MUM too!!!
  31. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 1 month ago
    great little basket .................
  32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks for the kind comment ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMHIM !!!!!
  33. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 1 month ago
    ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMHIM !!!!!...lol I know I should post a book or two here ...lol ....but they look so good on my little blog ..Blogndays .com...lol
  34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Gotcha!
  35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks NORDICMAN !!!!!
  36. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 month ago
    Hi V! Amazing the petals stayed in-tacked! Hope you are well
  37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Doing well here AMBER! Thanks! Hope you and yours are well too!
  38. Zowie Zowie, 1 month ago
    We had our coldest August day in about 25yrs they said yesterday & for here it was cold, I had a off day so spent it in bed warm there. Take care
  39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    You too ZOWIE! It's rained all night long here!
  40. Zowie Zowie, 1 month ago
    I thought it was going to but alas no it's shinning nicely & now I just have to get dressed & try & get in the mood to take some photos
  41. Artistinside Artistinside, 28 days ago
    Simply Exquisite...
  42. kyratango kyratango, 28 days ago
    So sweet! I loved all parts of your post! Yourself must be a sweetie for your Mom :-)
  43. vetraio50 vetraio50, 28 days ago
    Many thanks ARTINSIDE & KYRATANGO !!!!!!
  44. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 days ago
    Many thanks MIKKO !!!!!!!!!

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