This beautiful little hand blown, art glass basket was produced circa 1880 and was hand made by a skilled artisan. It has a paneled pattern to the glass, which is clear in the center, and a wonderful milky opalescent on the crimped rim. The sides of the basket are folded inwards and a gracefully curving handle attached in this unusual, whimsical form. The opalescence has a fiery orange quality when held up to the light.
This piece measures 6" in length, 4 1/4" in width and about 3" in height.
It is in excellent condition with no chips, nicks or cracks at all.