Pair of Ridgway fruit baskets

A fine pair of Ridgway Regency period stoneware fruit baskets with wavy gilded rims, the handles well modelled as vine leaves and bunches of grapes, each basket with a pierced band of flowerhead discs and spirals. The interiors  decorated with colourful fruit, berries and foliage, all enhanced with gilding. Marked underneath with pattern number 970.

See G. Godden "Ridgway Porcelain" page 74 plate 73 for a basket of the same shape.

Date: circa 1815
Length: 10 inches (25.5 cm )
Condition: Excellent
Item No. 2026

Price: £340 Pair