Beautiful Antique French Biscuit Basket, enameled violets, gilded collar and handle
The French call this a 'seau à biscuits' - a biscuit bucket!! It's so pretty with the perfect hand-painted enameled violets on slightly frosted glass at the top and clear glass below. The gilt collar is a delicate chain of small flowers and the handle is embossed in a basket-weave pattern.
The air bubble in the glass testifies to its age sometime in the late 19th century. While its lid went astray long ago, the violets, glass, gilt handle and collar are all in exquisite condition. Some of the gilding has worn off the handle, in particular, but there are no cracks, chips or damage of any kind. Even the gilt filet along the bottom edge of the basket shows only slight wear.
I can see this little charmer stuffed to overflowing with treats, but why not filled with flowers?!!
Dimensions: 4 5/8 in. diameter at the opening
3 3/4 in. diameter at the bottom
4 5/8 in. high
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