Baskets

BASKETS, FRUIT-RETICULATED (No Handles)

Description: Fruit Baskets and their matching stands are very popular and are one of the most useful and decorative of Canton forms. We have divided Fruit Baskets into 5 categories: No Handles, Shell Handles, Twisted Handles, Square Handles & Florets, and Solid Sided. This page is devoted to the relatively common reticulated or pierced baskets without handles. The term "reticulated" means here, a network of elongated holes. Shown are 4 baskets and their stands ranging in size from 8 3/8" long to 11" long.

BASKETS, FRUIT-RETICULATED (Shell Handles)

Description: Fruit Baskets and their matching stands are very popular and are one of the most useful and decorative of Canton forms. We have divided Fruit Baskets into 5 categories: No Handles, Shell Handles, Twisted Handles, Square Handles & Florets, and Solid Sided. This page is devoted to the rare reticulated or pierced baskets with shell handles (or as Schiffer called them "leaf handles"). The term "reticulated" means here, a network of elongated holes. Shown are 5 baskets and their stands ranging in size from 6 3/8" long to 9 5/8" long. Color of reticulated baskets ranges from a light blue to dark blue. The baskets in this category are found with 4 reticulation patterns: 4 & 3, 3, 3 & 2 in vertical rows--quite a mixture. All the stands have 2 holes in succession around the rims. 

BASKETS, FRUIT-RETICULATED (Square Handles, Florets)

Description: Fruit Baskets and their matching stands are very popular and are one of the most useful and decorative of Canton forms. we have divided Fruit Baskets into 5 categories: No Handles, Shell Handles, Twisted Handles, Square Handles & Florets, and Solid Sided. This page is devoted to the extremely rare reticulated or pierced baskets with square handles and decorated with florets.

BASKETS, FRUIT-RETICULATED (Twisted Handles)

Description: Fruit Baskets and their matching stands are very popular and are one of the most useful and decorative of Canton forms. We have divided Fruit Baskets into 5 categories: No Handles, Shell Handles, Twisted Handles, Square Handles & Florets, and Solid Sided. This page is devoted to the very rare reticulated or pierced baskets with twisted handles. The term "reticulated" means here, a network of elongated holes. Shown here are two pictures from Jane Wilson's 1966 & 1977 Canton booklets.

BASKETS, FRUIT-SOLID SIDED

Description: Fruit Baskets and their matching stands are very popular and are one of the most useful and decorative of Canton forms. We have divided Fruit Baskets into 5 categories: No Handles, Shell Handles, Twisted Handles, Square Handles & Florets, and Solid Sided. This page is devoted to the extremely rare solid sided baskets. The one basket shown here is  8 5/8" long. Its color is a lighter blue. This basket and its stand have the oval shape and glazed bottoms of its reticulated cousins. The basket has two complete Canton scenes on both outsides as well as on the inside bottom. Both rims have rain cloud borders. They do not have handles. Baskets and stands often become separated and we estimate that stands alone are about 1/3 the value of a set.