Brown Painted Antique Splint Buttocks Basket

Regular price $48.00

This American antique buttocks basket, woven of oak splint I believe, and dating to the late 19th century or so, has a great form and features what I believe is its original brown paint. I'd like to think this basket has had a long, productive life, used for gathering many many dozens of eggs and perhaps much else as well--the result being a number of breaks in the the split wrapping the wide band of its rim, and what appears to be some burn damage to its underside. Still, a beautiful, finely made thing.

The basket measures 11 1/2" across at widest and 10 1/2" deep; 7 1/4" tall without handle, 10 3/4" with handle. Please see photos for condition details.