Posted 2 years ago
Isn't it great when you find something just like you've already got, but bigger?
I've owned a small basket exactly the same for many years, so it was fantastic to find a larger version this week.
It measures 19.5 cm tall, 10 cm across the inside of the incurved top rim, & 7 cm across the base, which has a neatly snapped pontil mark (not rough at all, & curiously like a navel).
Made from opaque ivory or custard coloured glass, this basket has a crimped, rose bowl type form. There is applied decoration in amber of a leaf trail with two pink & white flowers, as well as a twisted amber handle.
The ivory glass contains uranium & glows intensely under UV light.
I think most likely Bohemian...perhaps Harrach?