BASKETS, FRUIT-SOLID SIDED
Also Called :
Chestnut Baskets, Fruit Baskets
Mid 19th Century
Price Range :
$1,250.-$1,500. Basket & Stand; Basket only $1,050.-$1,250.; Stand only $200.-$250.
7 3/8″ wide x 8 5/8″ long x 3″ high Stand: 7 5/8″ wide x 8 3/4″ long x 1 1/4″ high
Total Weight: 2 lbs. 6 oz. Basket: 1 lb. 5 oz. Stand: 1 lb. 1 oz.
Herbert Schiffer, PA-1973
Description: Fruit Baskets and their matching stands are very popular and are one of the most useful and decorative of Canton forms. We have divided Fruit Baskets into 5 categories: No Handles, Shell Handles, Twisted Handles, Square Handles & Florets, and Solid Sided. This page is devoted to the extremely rare solid sided baskets. The one basket shown here is 8 5/8″ long. Its color is a lighter blue. This basket and its stand have the oval shape and glazed bottoms of its reticulated cousins. The basket has two complete Canton scenes on both outsides as well as on the inside bottom. Both rims have rain cloud borders. They do not have handles. Baskets and stands often become separated and we estimate that stands alone are about 1/3 the value of a set.
This solid sided basket and its stand is the same one pictured on page 135 in Herbert Schiffer’s 1975 book. Jane Wilson pictures another in her 1966 and 1977 booklets.