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Early Painted Basket
This early basket retains a paint history of black over an earlier gray. Or perhaps the black was over an earlier white, thus turning it to more of a gray. This basket is heavy, another sign of multiple paint layers. It has a nice tight weave and a double-wrapped rim. Notice the nice kick-up on the inside. Scattered, very minor, imperfections. See photos. Measuring 9 1/2" to 10" wide (very slightly out of round) by 9 1/2" to top of handle. A fine early painted basket!