Superb and SMALL, 19th century Swedish painted splint-woven basket with a bentwood handle. Outstanding and original blue paint, with a beautifully aged patina. Condition: The basket is in excellent, well-preserved, and in original antique condition. There is a small amount of wear to the splints, as shown. The basket is structurally sound and free from repairs. A small flaw in handle -a faintly visible line- occurs in the position where the handle was bent into shape, and is intrinsic to the basket making process.
Size: Square base measures 4 ½” x 4 ½”. The diameter at the top is 6”. Depth is 3 ½” and 7” in height with the handle.