Twist-Handle Glass Basket
Sale Price (non-members): $19.99
Sale Price (members): $17.99
Original Price: $65.00
This exceptionally graceful Twist-Handle Glass Basket is an American legacy. Handcrafted by Mosser Glass of Ohio, a family-owned and -operated glassworks established in 1971, the flared basket is hand-pressed in an original American Fostoria mould, then hand-fitted with a graceful twist handle. Beautiful filled with candy, floating blossoms or simply on its own. 8.5"h. x 8.5"l. x 6"w.
Recalls decorative pieces in our American History Museum’s glass collection. During WWII, Americans were encouraged to plant home "victory gardens" to ensure there was enough commercially-produced produce for our troops. That extraordinarily successful volunteer effort is acknowledged today at our American History Museum's Victory Garden, where over fifty classic plants and vegetable varieties are planted.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.