Posted 2 years ago
Recently I received a communication from a fellow CD member, letting me know that this type of top had been attributed to Richardson (UK) and that it was called "bride's basket" because wedding guests were supposed to deposit coins and bills through the holes. Coincidentally, I happened to have a Butler Brothers 1930 catalog illustration, for which an actual match was found. And here is the clincher: it marches the top on my Kralik tango vase. I think the purpose was, as usual, to hold flowers. I have found several others in different colors, all with that distinctive clear trim over which the grid is placed.
I'd be interested to learn more about the possibly English versions of this particular grid.