This is one of two extremely beautiful Belleek baskets that I am listing. This basket is a hybrid of the No 564 design and the No 589 oval uncovered basket flower work. Belleek made this alternative example before reverting to the standard design. I feel this makes it even more collectible and valuable. Please pay special attention to the perfection of the flowers.
This is 4 strands. Diameter 11 and 1/4 inches.
This has the two parian pads on bottom, "BELLEEK" and "CO. FERMANAGH" which dates this to between 1955 - 1979, arguably the last great collectible period of Belleek baskets. After that, the quality and flower work has deteriorated. (Post 1980 pieces have parian pads reading "BELLEEK" and "IRELAND")
In absolutely Excellent Condition.
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