A very fine quality large Georgian toleware black japanned bread basket with floral and a bird design probably Pontypool, Wales and dating from around 1820. The basket stands raised on a rectangular shaped foot, the curved rectangular shaped basket with rising ends and with rounded corners. A fold down swing handle is attached centrally and the whole is very finely hand decorated with gilt chinoiserie decoration of a bird of paradise, flowers and foliage. The basket is not marked.
In very good condition for its age with wear and losses customary with use and age.
Origin : Wales
Manufacture Date : 1820
Materials : Sheet-metal