Posted 2 years ago
Baskets...I love them! And this one is the biggest & fanciest one of all in my collection. It is made from two layers of cased glass - opaque white over a deep pink interior. The white contains uranium & glows bright green under UV light. The sides of the basket are melon - ribbed, & there are three rows of alternating bumps & dimples inside the double - crimped top rim, which has a clear crest. There are four clear applied feet, & an applied clear handle formed from two overlapping thorny "branches". The whole thing has a satin finish.
It is extremely heavy & measures a substantial 30 cm tall, 27 cm across the top rim, & 25 cm across the footed base, which has a neatly polished out pontil mark.
As may be seen, it has an issue - a large chip out of the top rim, which, to be honest isn't all that noticeable as there's so much else going on.
I have seen an example of this shape of basket in Peloton glass.
I feel that it is most likely Bohemian, although I know similar pieces are attributed to British makers such as Stevens & Williams.