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Chinese Bent Handle Basket, circa 1850

$428

About

Basket making is an ancient and humble craft, but in the hands of a skilled weaver a simple willow basket can become a truly beautiful work of art. This bent handle basket was made in China long ago, and the artisan’s mastery is evident: the strong, flexible willow strips are skillfully intertwined into a delicate pattern. The wider bands of the handle add presence and strength to the intricate patterning represented in the weave. This particular example is further decorated with finely painted Chinese characters. It has worn beautifully with time, but remains in remarkable condition as a testament to its craftsmanship. We love it for firewood, toys, wastepaper or anything you want stored beautifully.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Diameter: 17.25 in. (43.82 cm)
  • Style
    Qing (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Hand-WovenWillow,Bentwood
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1850
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: BJFF101H1stDibs: LU820022230672

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Chicago, IL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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Located in Chicago, IL

PAGODA RED is a renowned resource for designers as well as collectors of contemporary and ancient Chinese, Korean and Japanese art. They offer a curated edit of fine and provincial furniture, ceramics, scholars' objects, and paintings and textiles, each piece historically and geographically authentic.

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