Beautiful 19th Century basket is from southern China. Elegant curved handle makes it easy to carry by hand or under arm. The basket was made the traditional way with tension and double brass bands. A carved symbol of longevity decorates the center of the handle while a pair of bronze medallions anchor the ends. The basket is highly unique as it is only 2" deep. Such a piece was used to collect fresh flowers to be used as hair adornments.
17" h x 13" round