Vintage Ceramic Handle Basket • Hand Painted Italy Majolica Style

Here’s a vintage ceramic Majolica-style handle basket signed “Hand Made in Italy.” Curved and brimming with country charm, this heavy ivory stoneware basket has a scalloped rim and a pot-belly shape: perfectly sized to hold a small plant or nosegay, but cute enough when empty to leave out on shelf or table to garner admiring glances.

In an ivory color, this has been hand painted with posies in yellow and pink and periwinkle blue, detailed with green leaves. A trim line of spring grassy green edges the rim and handle.

DIMENSIONS: 7″ wide; 7 tall; 4″ depth of the basket. This is called a “violet pot” because that blooming plant stays low and is framed by the handle.

CONDITION: Good vintage condition: no chips or cracks; and although there is some crazing, it only shows when the basket is wet. The inside came clean, with only several darker stains/spots at the bottom. There is a hollowed-out area on the underside of the handle near the top, but it has been glazed over so it is original to the piece. Please examine all of the photo close-ups to ensure that you can love it AS IS.



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