Two creamware baskets and stands, circa 1760
Lot 20
Two Staffordshire creamware baskets and stands, circa 1755-60
Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,683) inc. premium
Lot Details
Two Staffordshire creamware baskets and stands, circa 1755-60
Of oval form with twin handles, the larger with pierced lattice sides, the basket with the remains of cold gilding, stand 29cm wide (stand with fine cracks), the smaller, possibly by Thomas Whieldon, with pierced lattice panels bordered by moulded fruit and leaves, reserved on a basketwork ground, stand 26cm wide (stand with fine cracks and some loss to the glaze) (4)


  • These rare examples were probably cast from moulds originally designed for white saltglaze. As such they represent some of the earliest creamware tableware. Corresponding biscuit shards from Thomas Whieldon's site at Fenton Vivian are illustrated in Leslie Grigsby's catalogue of the Henry Weldon Collection (1990), p.136

Saleroom notices

  • In addition to the damage mentioned, the smaller basket has a restored handle
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