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Exceptionally Large Handled Market Basket

Don’t know what was intended to be carried in this basket but whatever it was it would have held a lot
of it. Dating late 19th or early 20th C. It’s in very good condition with 2 very minor losses which we've
pictured. It measures 11 in. to the rim and 16 in. to the top of the handle. It’s a whopping 32 ½ in. long
and 20 in. wide. Thin runners extend from the top of the sides continuing across the bottom to the other
side.
Click picture to see all 9 photos.

Item #3443              $480

Ovoid Stoneware Jug with Pecking Chicken

This ovoid stoneware jug is very unusual and probably one of a kind. It has a spotted pecking
chicken decoration which we’ve never seen on an early ovoid shaped jug. In addition, the upper
half of the jug features a desirable orange peel surface. It is unmarked. It is a 3 gallon size as
written on the bottom and measures 15 ½ inches high. In excellent condition with no issues.
Click picture to see all 10 photos.

Item #3507              $575

Taghkanic Storage Basket

This is a square bottom oval top basket having the classic Taghkanic handles, double lashed
rims and a filled bottom probably indicating intended use as kitchen storage. In close to mint
condition with some very minor losses that are hard to see. Found in neighboring Dutchess
County. It measures approximately 10 inches square on the bottom, 12 inches in top diameter
and is 4 ½ inches tall excluding the handles.
Click picture to see all 11 photos.

Item #2736              $260

Taghkanic Sandwich Tray or Tea Basket

This is another very hard to find Taghkanic Basket from here in Columbia County, N.Y.
It’s pictured and described on page 48 of the “Legend of the Bushwhacker Basket” by
Wetherbee. There are 3 minor breaks which we have pictured but otherwise in very
good condition. This is the 1st time we have ever seen this form. Measures 9 X 15 in.
at the bottom. It’s only 2 ½ inches tall to the rim and 10 inches OH.
Click picture to see all 9 photos.

Item #3446              $630

Rare Taghkanic Waste Paper Basket

A very rare and possibly unique Taghkanic basket. This basket never had a handle. A similar
basket with a fixed handle is shown on page 44 in the “Legend of the Bushwhacker Basket “ by
Wetherbee and Taylor. With the handle they were made as clothespin baskets. We believe this
one was made for use as a waste paper basket which they did make but with a much different
shape and they are also rare. In very good condition with 4 minor defects as shown.
10 ¼ inches high; 10 ½ inches top diam.
Click picture to see all 9 photos.

Item #3442              $430

2 Handled Round Top Round Bottom Splint Basket

A very unusual form which we have seldom seen except in Taghkanic baskets. This splint
basket has a round top and round concave bottom with 2 small handles, and low body and
single wrapped rim. We don’t know what the intended use was. It is very well executed
and we believe dates to the early 20th C and is ash. It’s in terrific shape. The top diameter
measures 12 inches, bottom diameter 8 ¼ inches and its 4 ½ inches high.
Click picture to see all 9 photos.

Item #2884              $275

Early Buttocks Basket

A finely woven splint buttocks basket with a wonderful patina. There is one minor area
of loss as shown in the 4th picture down, otherwise in excellent condition. 7 inches high
to rim and 11 inches to the top of the handle. 12 inch outside rim diameter. Late 19th C.
Click picture to see all 9 photos.

Item #3119B              $250

Blue Decorated Jug With Triple Flower Bud Decoration

A tall and very clean blue decorated jug with nice sloping
shoulders, applied strap handle and unusual triple flower
bud decoration. It’s unmarked but probably NY in origin with a
small incised number 3 at the top. It measures 15 inches tall.
In very good condition with no chips or cracks.
Click picture to see all 6 photos.

Item #2955              $225

Taghkanic Napkin Basket

Taghkanic utility or napkin basket. A form you do not often see. Round top, square
bottom and double wrapped with an open weave bottom. Only 2 ½ inches high. The
top o/s rim diameter is 11 inches and the bottom is 8 ½ X 8 inches. In very good
condition dating late 19th or early 20th C.
Click picture to see all 7 photos.

Item #3331              $300

Taghkanic Friendship Basket

Originally made as fruit baskets, over time they became known as friendship baskets.
After the swing handle baskets, they are arguably the most iconic of the many Taghkanic
shapes. Dates late 19th or early 20th C. and is hard to find in any condition. This one is
in very good condition with some very minor losses to the double wrapped rim but retains
the lashing to the overhead handles, which is often missing. The top outside
diameter is 12 ¼ inches and it is 9 inches high to the top of the handle.
Click picture to see all 8 photos.

Item #3181              $325

Large Cheese Basket

This large cheese basket has the traditional round top and a six sided
bottom. Hexagon weave with a single wrapped rim. It’s in excellent
condition with a nutty patina. Measures 4 inches high. Top is out of
round with a diameter ranging 14 to 15 inches.
Click picture to see all 6 photos.

Item #2379              $195

Two Handled Tapered Splint Basket

An ash splint basket with tapered sides, cats head bottom and 2 small handles. It has a
round top with single wrapped rim and a square open weave bottom. The workmanship
is excellent as is the condition. Small handles may indicate a use at a work table or in a
kitchen. Measures 12 ¾” wt 5 ½” ht
Click picture to see all 6 photos.

Item #2524              $185

Unusually Small Taghkanic or Taconic Basket

This basket descended thru the Hotaling family until we acquired it. It is a
small basket with a round top, open weave square bottom, and a very high fixed
handle. Not certain of its intended use but possibly made as a presentation piece.
It is in excellent unused condition. Measures 3 ½” high to the rim and 8 ½” to the
top of the handle. Rim diameter is 6 ½” to 7.” 1st H. 20th C.
Click picture to see all 6 photos.

Item #3243              $190

Two Ovoid Stoneware Jugs

Two ovoid shaped jugs with handles and albany slip glazes. The
taller one is 9 ½ inches high and in very good condition. The shorter
one has a base chip, otherwise in good condition and 7 ½ inches high
with tooled neck. Click picture to see all 6 photos.
$155 for the taller (#3054)
$145 for the shorter (#3053)
$275 for both.
Redware Ovoid Handled Jug

A very nice redware 19th C. ovoid jug with handle in very good
condition and measuring 9 ¾ inches high. We don't know the origin.
Click picture to see all 6 photos.

Item #3050              $125

Splint Basket With 2 Handles

A terrific 19th C. splint basket with an oval top,
rectangular bottom and 2 handles. Has a very
good nutty color and is in very good condition
with some very minor losses.
Measures 11 ½” L 3 ½” H 9 ½” W
Click picture to see all 6 photos.

Item #2885              $195 reduced $150

Large James Hamilton Ovoid Jug

This is a 16 ½ inch tall James Hamilton & Co,
Greensboro Pa. blue stenciled decorated jug
along with a blue stenciled No 3 and blue decoration
at the handle. The condition is very good.
Click picture to see all 6 photos.

Item #2828              $520 reduced $465