A wonderfully beautiful cut velvet berry/bride's basket with an interior in stunning butterscotch color with an applied satin twisted, "thorn" clear glass handle. The outside is white satin glass. The basket has a coarsely ground pontil and an overhanging, ruffled rim with a thin band of clear at its outermost edge.

This specialty type of art glass is no longer exceedingly common. The glass is made of two fused layers blown in a mold, creating the raised outer surface design, not to be confused with Mother-of-Pearl. The pattern seen most often is the diamond quilt; however, others, such as ribbing, pearls and herringbone, may be found.  Most examples are acid finished; thus, they have a velvet texture.  This glass was made by many firms, both in the U.S. and Europe, during the late Victorian era. It would be very difficult to attribute this type since it was not signed. Shapes include:  bowls, ewers, pitchers, baskets, tumblers and vases.  Some items have ruffled glass tops, applied clear or frosted handles and rigaree, which is ornamentation on glass consisting of narrow applied bands forming parallel ribs.  Popular colors are apricot, butterscotch, tan, apple green, turquoise, pink, blue, amethyst and yellow.


Height:  11” (28 cm)

Width:  10” (25.4 cm)

CONDITION: excellent; no chips, cracks, scratches or breaks; the handle is intact.

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

Price:  $575.00

Satin glass berry/bride's basket, ca. 1890s/1900s, "thorn" handle

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