Meissen porcelain basket, after a design by Johann Carl Schonheit. Oval form with figural ram's head handles, floral and gilt-decorated S-scroll reticulated sides centered by oval reserves painted with birds; molded garland and berry rims, repeated as swags beneath the basket, along with four hairy knee and paw feet. Interior of basket with painted floral sprays to sides and pasture scene to interior bottom. Crossed swords mark to underside with one incision below. 7 1/4" H x 16" W x 9" D. German, third quarter 19th century. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Howard T. DeHaven, Columbia, TN. CONDITION: Repaired break to one leg. Small losses to pink ribbon decoration at the center of rims on both sides; tiny loss to tip of one ram's beard.
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