A very pretty cranberry glass basket with a clear glass handle with applied clear glass “whimsical” decorations on each side of the handle. The rim is overhanging and ruffled. This little gem has a pontil mark. When it was made, the pontil rod went through the bottom of the basket, so the inside bottom of the basket feels like a ground pontil. This makes this piece even more fascinating—a great study piece! 

Cranberry glass:

Terms often associated with this transparent type of glass are “Ruby” and Rose Red”. The glass possesses a clear, reddish pink color achieved in the early glass of this period by adding small amounts of gold oxide to the pot. Examples that are reheated at low temperatures cast a blue-violet tint.

Cranberry glass was produced from the 1820s to the 1880s in almost everything used in the house: water sets, finger and rose bowls, chalices, decanter, pitchers, etc.

Both free-blown and mold-blown types were manufactured.

Copper placed in a batch, in later years, took the place of the more expensive gold oxide methods. Other cheaper and inferior imitations were produced by using both flashing and staining.

This basket is a true original.


Height:  6.25” (15.8 cm)

Diameter:  8.5” (21.7 cm)

CONDITION: Excellent, no chips, cracks, scratches; handle is intact.

SHIPPING:  all items will be carefully packaged to avoid damage in transit. Most items will be shipped by USPS priority mail; heavy and/or very large items will be shipped by FEDEX.

Cranberry glass basket, American, clear glass handle

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