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 Pontypool Basket

Presented here, a gorgeous Pontypool, Welsh "Black Iron" Basket, circa 1760's, repainted in the 1800's.  See Pp. 195 thru 200 in Mitchel's Antique Metalware.  Page 198, Fig 1 shows like piece (minus handle) from Pontypool, Wales, c. 1760 by John Allgood, founder of this line.
Provenance:  Herbert Schiffer.

This Octagonal basket with reticulated sides is 11" x 13" x 1-1/3" h. with the handle down and 8" high with the handle up.  Condition is very fine.

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