The octagonal base with rounded top rim. Single lashed rim and interwoven high arching hoop handle. Handle is original to the basket. Exceptional and outstanding natural darkened patination. Size: 12-1/2" at widest point of base, x 12" diameter at top rim, x 12-1/2 high including handle.
This is the only example I have seen with a hoop handle, in all my years in the business! I see only one break/loss in the bottom of the basket. Rare, and if you collect early baskets, a must for your collection! An American basket, not a modern imported bamboo copy.
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