Also Called :

Reticulated Baskets, Chestnut Baskets, Fruit Baskets

Rarity :


Age :

Early to Late 19th Century

Price Range :

$400.-$600. Basket & Stand; Basket only $300.-$400.; Stand only $100.-$200.

Dimensions :

Left to Right:

Basket: 9 5/8″ wide x 11″ long x 4″ high;   Stand: 10 1/4″ wide x 11 5/8″ long x 1 3/4″ high

Basket: 9 1/8″ wide x 10 3/8″ long x 4 1/8″ high;   Stand: 9 3/8″ wide x 10 1/2″ long x 1 3/8″ high

Basket: 8 1/4″ wide x 9 3/8″ long x 3 3/8″ high;   Stand: 9 1/8″ wide x 10 1/8″ long x 1 1/4″ high

Basket: 7 1/8″ wide x 8 3/8″ long x 3″ high;   Stand: 7 1/2″ wide x 9 1/8″ long x 1 3/8″ high

Weight :

Left to Right:   Total Weight: 4 lbs. 8 oz. Basket: 2 lbs. 7 oz. Stand: 2 lbs. 1 oz.——-4 lbs. 4 oz. Basket: 2 lbs. 15 oz. Stand: 1 lb. 5 oz.——-2 lbs. 14 oz. Basket: 1 lb. 9 oz. Stand: 1 lb. 5 oz.——-2 lbs. 6 oz. Basket: 1 lb. 3 oz. Stand: 1 lb. 3 oz.

Provenance :

Left to Right:




Sotheby’s, NYC-1965

Availability :


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 relatively common reticulated or pierced baskets without handles. The term “reticulated” means here, a network of elongated holes. Shown are 4 baskets and their stands ranging in size from 8 3/8″ long to 11″ long. Color of reticulated baskets ranges from a light blue to dark blue. Practically all baskets in this category are found with 4 reticulations in vertical rows; however, the largest basket here alternates 4 holes with 5 holes. All the stands have 2 holes in succession around the rims. We love to count things so, the largest basket has 383 holes and its stand 160 holes! The last two pictures shows a pair of low baskets having only 3 vertical holes.

These baskets and stands have in common: rain cloud borders around their rims, they are all oval, the stands are slightly larger than the baskets and all have glazed bottoms. Herbert Schiffer mentions and pictures a round basket, We have never seen a perfectly round one or its stand. There are round, 8″, late and light reticulated desert plates.

Fruit baskets without handles are quite a bit less expensive than baskets with undamaged handles. Baskets and stands often become separated and we estimate that stands alone are about 1/3 the value of a set. When buying baskets without handles note carefully if they did or did not originally have handles.

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