Posted 1 year ago
My latest arrival, a Victorian art glass hanging basket on a stand. Pieces like this are understandably rare - with their inherent fragility, it's a miracle that any have survived this long. Indeed, my last attempt at purchasing a similar item ended badly, with the stand damaged in the post due to insufficient packaging. Thankfully, this piece, purchased from a local seller in Australia, was packed with the utmost care.
Most likely English in origin, circa 1880s - 1890s, it consists of two parts - a clear stand with pincered decoration, & a ruby basket with a crimped rim. Items like this were made by various English firms such as John Walsh Walsh, Richardson's, Thomas Webb & Sons, Stuart & Sons, & Stevens & Williams.
Perfectly at home in another favourite of the Victorian era, a cottage garden (although mine has been established very recently).