Put all your eggs in one basket
A while ago had a wonderful chestnut basket with a stand and a cover, made by Worcester in about 1770. I was a little heart broken when I packed it up for its new owner on the other side of the world - although the fact that it was going to a loving collector who was thrilled to receive it, made my day!
But it was my turn to be thrilled when I came across a very similar basket just days later... this one is an actual basket, no stand or cover but with beautifully pierced walls that imitate an open woven basket. It has a beautiful flower detail applied and very charming handles that are shaped like twigs - including the blemishes that twigs usually have. In those days, they didn't shape these things to perfection; they shaped them to the imperfect but beautiful reality of nature!,
And the most stunning feature is probably the wonderful flower bouquet painted on the inside. I am showing it all to you on my video below:
And there's a surprise on the underside... I will be telling you in the video about the interesting provenance this basket has!
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this week's new treasures: