15 April 1999
A PAIR OF CARVED STONE BASKETS OF FRUIT
Late 19th early 20th Century
Each depicting a circular wicker basket of fruit and flowers
14 in. (35.5 cm.) high; approximately 19 in. (48 cm.) diam. (2)
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Fruit-and-flower filled baskets of this form are displayed on 18th Century garden pedestals at Castle Howard, Yorkshire (see G. Jekyll, Garden Ornament, 1918, p. 121).
The provenance for these stone carvings is:
The Manor House, Lower Blandford, Dorset, sold Dukes of Dorchester, 14 March 1998.
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