William Henshall came to Belleek in 1867 bringing the skills and art of Porcelain basket and flower making. Over the next thirty five years he developed the art, designing in excess of thirty different baskets and flowered pieces. Belleek continues his tradition making these beautiful handmade baskets.
This hand woven basket is the annual design for 2018 It is decorated with hand applied elements depicting each of the 4 seasons throughout the calendar year. Green branches draw you around the basket where yellow and purple buds begin to bloom in springtime. Summer is suggested by the wils, pink and yellow roses that are found in hedgerows throughout the Irish countryside with dragonflies and bees nearby. Fall approaches as you move past juicy red and green apples towards burnt orange Autumn leaves, The holly green leaves, red berries and red roses give a fesive feel announcing Winter. This basket is a celebration of the wondrous cycle of life as it ebbs and flows through the four unique and special seasons. Each year Belleek creates an Annual Basket which receives a special back stamp only made during that particular year. Measures 7.4"D x 2.3"H
Belleek is handcrafted in Ireland of fine Parian China. Item comes gift boxed.
Look for other handmade baskets. They make special and stunning gifts.