A Wedgwood pottery Georgian period creamware orange basket or chestnut basket circa 1790. A finely potted and low relief blind moulded basket weave shape with wheat husk pattern and anthemion scroll decoration. This design of moulding is sometimes seen with the pattern pierced, fretted or reticulated and is often seen with rope twist style handles. However, here we have two long low "C" scroll handles with internal end external spurs which give the bowl a Grecian or classical look. The pedestal foot is also decorated with low relief moulding, with a shell edge and acanthus leaf design.
It is covered with a greenish coloured lead glaze and the moulded pattern further decorated with a bright green high temperature copper based under-glaze decoration, often termed Pratt-ware.
This design of moulding is usually associated with the factory owned by Josiah Wedgwood, although this item is unmarked it has been attributed to Wedgwood of Etruria, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire England.
This is a very decorative and collectable piece of antique creamware pottery dating from circa 1790 - in the Georgian period. George III was on the throne at the time.
The bowl is in fair condition with a little discolouration and some tiny nibbles to the foot. Unfortunately it has also had a difficult past, a large piece, about 1/3, with one handle broken from the pedestal and it has been rivet repaired. Some collectors call this a make do and mend repair. It does not have a lid. Please see the images.
Despite this damage it is still a relatively rare and unusual item of 18th century cream ware to add to any collection or for display on it's own.
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Height 5 inches ( 12.7 cm)
Length 12 inches ( 30.3 cm)
Diameter 8 1/4 inches (21 cm)
Weight 827 grammes unpacked