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    Posted 11 years ago

    Cindy
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    This is a basket I have that I think is chinese...the middle picture is part of the label that was left on it.If any one has any information about it or know's someone who might ,please let me know.

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    1. Tracey North, 11 years ago
      This looks similar to a basket my great grandmother received as a wedding gift from some of the Chinese residents in Park City, Utah. She was married in 1899 and the basket contained sewing items. Her husband and my great grandfather had apprenticed as blacksmith in that area. I believe the Chinese had settled in Park City after the completion of the railroad track connecting East and West. Park City was a big silver mining town at that time.
    2. Cindy Cindy, 11 years ago
      Dear Tracey, thank you so much for your comment.I have been trying to find out how old this is and what the signature is all about. An appraiser wants more then I can pay an hour but for some reason I can't let it go. I have a feeling it's of importance and very old. Thank you again for the information. Do you have her basket or maybe pictures of it.Maybe you can put me in touch with someone who may know something. Good day.
    3. Tracey North, 11 years ago
      Cindy
      The information I have about my basket has been handed down through my family, but I am sure that it is authentic. My mom was extremely close to her grandmother who received the basket. I will try and get some pictures on the site. My basket has a lid, has a round bottom instead of square and has a handle. There were also a couple of coins tied to the top of the handle for good luck I believe, but they have disappeared.
      If you are close to any large city that has Chinese population in it, you might try taking it to someone there. An import shop maybe. Or a college or university with Chinese or Japanese or Korean language departments. Have you tried any museums?
      Good luck
      Tracey
    4. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 9 years ago
      You are on the right track, I see alot of these on Ebay.

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