French Barbotine Decorative Basket with Floral Decor and Handles, 19th Century

A petite French faïence decorative basket with handles from the 19th century, adorned with a barbotine décor of flowers. This French barbotine basket features a dark brown body with lighter accents, imitating the texture of wicker. The shape is exquisite, reflecting a certain curvature that is typical of wicker baskets of this type. The piece is adorned with lovely flowers of pastel colors such as blue and pink accented by the presence of the green foliage. This brings to mind the colorful Provençal baskets used to go to the market. With its petite proportions and its undeniable "fraîcheur", this French 19th century barbotine decorative basket will accentuate any table or chest-of-drawers beautifully.
Place of Origin: France
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 11 1/2" H x 9 3/4" L
Inventory Number: DD136
Price: $1,950