Posted 1 year ago
A lot of basket business has been going on lately. And now that we can only have a picnic in our own yard, this is a picnic of baskets.
Anyhow, aside from all that, I've always like glass baskets & plenty of them have come in out of my collection over the years.
In total, I currently have 28 art glass baskets. I feel I can attribute some of them with reasonable confidence, but most of them are unknown. I have a couple that I'm pretty sure are by Harrach, one definitely by Kralik (it's a green overshot with red applied flower) & one by Stevens & Williams (identifiable by it's very distinctive Northwood pull - up pattern). I have numerous others with applied flowers which could have been made in Bohemia or England, & five Peloton baskets - all very different & probably by different makers too.
The ones pictured here I believe to be made by Welz, though I am not 100% sure of the ones in photo 3. They share some characteristics with known Welz baskets in terms of shape, but they're a little different in some ways (just what I like).
1. Cased orange over yellow Victorian basket with an outlandish form, & a spatter basket with a peaked thorn handle.
2. Cased fine spatter in many colours, hard to see the moulded basket weave pattern, looped handle, & a green & pink spatter basket with a "star anise" shaped top rim. Moulded daisy cartouche on the sides of this one too.
3. Pink & black Tango basket, & 2 Victorian type baskets. I'm going out on a limb with these. What I will note is that the pink & blue banded basket with mica flakes has the same distinctive top rim crimp as the ochre, pink, & oxblood spatter basket in photo 1. The spatter on the other small basket is quite distinctive - pink, mauve, blue, & yellow.
4. The last of the hollyhocks - pink frills go well with baskets I think.