These baskets were woven in the same method of traditional willow baskets. The form allowed air circulation in order to keep fruit from getting moldy. This set, in creamware, has a tray with molded basket design, with both pieces decorated with brown enameling.
Similar shown in "Creamware and Other English Pottery at the Temple Newsam House Leeds", "Wedgwood" by Robin Reilly, and others.
Marked with impressed "WEDGWOOD" and numeral "7" on bottoms of both pieces.
English, ca. 1800.
Size: Tray approximately 10 1/2" long, 9 3/8"wide. Basket 9 3/8" long, 8 1/4" wide, 2 1/2" high.
Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs.
Note that I try to be conservative about condition descriptions, carefully noting any flaws. Of course, with antique items, there will be some signs of usage, and/or manufacturing defects. But overall, my customers have always been pleasantly surprised upon receiving their items, and of course, returns are no problem if I happen to miss anything.