Posted 5 months ago
This Victorian basket is made from three layers of cased glass - clear over a peachblow type shaded pink, with a white interior. It measures 21 cm tall. 17 cm across the crimped top rim, & 7 cm across the base, which has a polished out pontil mark. The basket features an applied handle in amber, an amber crest on the crimped rim, & a green & amber leaf trail with four white & pink flowers. The flowers are of particular interest to me, as even though I own numerous items with applied flowers, I have not seen any of this type before (except in books). The flowers are quite stylised & seem to be made from a single blob of glass formed in a mould.
An excellent op shop (thrift store) find - same day as the preceding ruby glass salts.
English or Bohemian origin?