This is a Bohemian Czech art glass basket. The bottom is marked “Czecho Slovakia” with Czecho above Slovakia and both words curved. The date is circa the 1930s.
The glass is a real pretty blue. You can view this basket in the book “Collectible Bohemian Glass Vol II 1915 – 1945” by Robert & Deborah Truitt, on page 63, item 7.
The basket is about 8 ¼” high, 6 ½” wide and 4 ½” wide handle-to-handle.
The glass is furnace decorated with streaks of color up the sides.
In the first photo, where the handle is attached to the basket, the bottom edge of the handle is rough, like a piece of glass flaked off. This flaw is most likely caused when the handle was applied to the basket. The flaw doesn’t show in the photo but perhaps if you zoom in closely you can see what I mean. There is also a line in the glass handle, at the level of the rim, that you are able to see, and also caused by the application of the handle to the basket. Elsewhere in the glass, there is one small irregular line within the glass, that is not a crack, just part of the glass making process, and there are a few air bubbles.
The pontil is round, indented and deep.
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