Posted 4 years ago
When you collect art glass, baskets invariably become part of the whole glorious escapade...yet they can be challenging to display, take up more space than vases, & are a perfect nightmare when waiting for one to arrive in the post. Yet, I cannot help gathering them (although many have been deaccessioned - numerous Fenton, Murano, & Tango glass baskets have flown the coop to find new homes) simply because they are fabulous.
So, here are the baskets that survived the great purge of 2015 - 2016...
Photo 1 shows two examples of Peloton, one satin, one glossy, Northwood pull - up pattern by Stevens & Williams, various applied fruit & flowers, & a ruby epergne basket that has lost its epergne.
Photo 2 includes the largest basket in my collection, a 30 cm (12 inches) pink & uranium ivory behemoth, as well as a rare example of pink Peloton glass, rainbow spangle, spatter, & what I believe to be an example of John Walsh Walsh's Electric Blue in reverse (with all the wonderful bumps & bamboo handle).
Photo 3 is almost all Bohemian - three spatter baskets most likely by Welz, green Kralik overshot with a red flower, custard rose bowl basket with a pink flower, Harrach uranium lattice with flowers, leaf - form opalescent uranium cased in oxblood (if anyone knows who made it your thoughts are welcomed) & the sole English representative is the wee uranium opalescent one in front - it is part of a hanging basket on stand set that is sadly adrift because of the wonderful thorny stand being broken in the mail due to inadequate packaging). I think that was either by Richardson or Walsh Walsh. Perhaps one day I'll find a suitable stand for it...