Posted 3 years ago
My last recent purchase from a Montana auction is this Belleek four strand oval covered basket from the 5th period. This dates the basket to the 1980s.
The early baskets had one to three pads affixed to the bottom and depending on what was on them you could determine their period (in addition to how many strands). After the 5th period, Belleek started putting their standard stamps on the bottom using a single square pad.
This item is stunning and in perfect condition. Covered baskets are so hard to find in good condition (really all baskets).