Brightly colored flowers in posies and garlands cover this sweet little oblong basket crafted of fine white porcelain, with an arching handle and flared sides. Hand painted, it is trimmed with turquoise plaid, gold enamel medallions and edging, and stands on a little raised foot, also edged in gold. Basket measures 4 ¾” wide x 4 ½” tall x 3 1/8” deep x 2 1/8” at base.
Signed on unglazed underside with Bloch's mark of crossed blue arrows and 'France'. There's also a gold painted leaf which reads 'France' under a word which is illegible. Gold of leaf is identical with gold trim on basket, so we believe this to be the decorator’s mark. Maker's marks are partially rubbed off and underside is a bit discolored. In excellent condition with no crazing, cracks, chips or scratches. This is a very pretty little hand painted porcelain basket!
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