| Create Account

Any words Exact Phrase
Enlarge Text
A A A

Bride's basket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An antique is a unique gift for any bride and groom. Antiques are especially good for an eco-conscious bride and groom interested in reusing and recycling.

Bride’s baskets were favorite wedding gifts from the 1880s until about 1905. It’s a decorated berry or fruit bowl in a silver-plated holder. The bowls were made in almost every color of art glass and usually had ruffled, fluted or crimped edges. Cut glass baskets were popular after 1890. Silver-plate manufacturers bought the bowls from different glass houses, mounted them in ornate silver-plated frames, and marketed them.

This bride’s basket has a pink opalescent bowl with painted flowers. The silver-plated holder is marked “James Tuft,” a Boston company. It sold for $214 at a Jackson’s auction in Iowa.

Beware of reproductions. Sometimes new glass bowls are put in old silver-plated holders.

Find prices of more bride’s baskets in the FREE online price guide at Kovels.com.
 

 


Login to leave a comment.


Join The Discussion

Kovels.com is pleased to share your comments. Your postings may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in our print publications. We encourage a variety of opinions, but ask that you refrain from profanity and hate speech. To post comments, you must be a registered user of Kovels.com. Please remember that your username will appear with any comments you post.

Get the latest collecting news

Enter you email below to receive for FREE the latest tips, antiques & collectibles news every Wednesday.

You can unsubscribe at any time. Please refer to our Privacy Policy or Contact us for more information.
Kovels Premium