This little rectangle handpainted dish is quite unique. It is 6 ½ inches long with the handles and 4 ¼ inches wide. It is 1 ¼ inches deep. The bottom of this piece appears like an irregular shaped tile hand painted with blue, tan and rose four pedaled flowers on brown stems with green leaves. The rest of the piece is made of open weave round strips of porcelain that forms the basket. It has a reticulated look because of the open weave look. The top rows go the opposite of the underside. Some are individually painted with either blue dots or rose colored lines or leaves. Some are left the cream color. The lower pieces attached ti the center tile are a muted green. The basket is etched in brown as are the handles. The back is solid cream colored with brown edging and a brown base edge. The bottom reads Goodfriend Spain. The piece does have one 1/8th inch spot where the color has been removed on the outside under brown edge. All the color is obviously washed in places creating a muted look. A very interesting piece of handmade art ware.
Goodfriend Spain pottery rope open weave basket