Vintage Salamander Basket, Woven Rattan, Greco Roman, Urn Shape, Dual Handle, Footed Base, Gold Brown, Home Decor, Wooden Creel


The gorgeous woven rattan Greco-Roman inspired urn-shaped salamander basket with lid are in great to excellent condition. The sticker on the bottom of this beautifully woven rattan basket says, "MADE IN CHINA". This is one incredibly well-made rattan basket. The round footed base on the bottom ties in perfectly with the larger upper section. While the smaller horizontally woven material adds a majority of the gold color, there is a wider brown framework running vertically from the top of the rim down into the round footed base. This not only makes this gorgeous basket incredibly sturdy, but the brown color adds depth to the Greco-Roman inspired urn-shape. Each of the handles are made up of a bulkier bent wood and accented with a beautiful brown wrap. The brown color of the lid not only matches, but enhances the overall appearance of the basket by giving it a larger aesthetic presence. Along with the three contrasting patterns on the lid, there is a tightly-woven form of a salamander depicted as crawling up through a hole in the center. In addition to its tightly-woven upper-half, the gold and matte-black stick-on eyes give it a much more realistic appearance. While the top of the lid has an incredibly attractive eye-appeal, the underside reveals that this basket was made to be used. There is a tightly-woven inner section on the underside of the lid that fits down into the round rim creating a seal-like effect. Also, it is important to note that this urn-shaped basket is incredibly similar to a creel basket. While a creel basket was normally used for holding fish and/or other prey, the open hole in a creel basket lid makes it easier to catch lobsters and other crustaceans. The difference between this particular basket and an actual "creel" basket is that even though there is no open hole in the lid of this basket, the salamander is already depicted as preparing to escape. Hence, this basket appears to be some type of celebratory reminder of a great fishing and/or trapping trip. Along with this possibility, it is important to note that this basket could be a celebration souvenir revealing the cultural significance of the Chinese giant salamander which is supposedly only found in the rocky streams and lakes of the Yangtze river basin of central China.

Please note that screen resolution and/or original lighting could cause the colors to appear lighter or darker than actual. Also, the coffee mug in the photos is not included with this listing as it was used for scale purposes only.

There are no breaks, large holes, loose sections, or repair places on this gorgeous woven rattan Greco-Roman inspired urn-shaped salamander basket or lid. There are some vintage wear, age, and rub marks on the basket and lid - mainly in the form of very slight rub marks on the exterior where it has come in contact with another surface and/or has been handled. Also, there are some small places where the woven material has either broken and/or ended which is sometimes consistent with woven wood material. In addition, while the basket has been lightly cleaned with water, there could still be some places that were overlooked on the woven material.

The decorative possibilities for this gorgeous woven rattan Greco-Roman inspired urn-shaped salamander basket with lid are many. The entryway or living room table would be enhanced by the addition of this gold and brown woven rattan basket. Also, the bedroom or vanity area would welcome this beautiful salamander basket for its well-made construction and tropical coastal charm. In addition, the growing collection of baskets would increase in value and interest upon the arrival of this very unique faux-creel style woven rattan basket.

The collector will appreciate this beautiful woven rattan salamander basket for its great to excellent condition, rich gold and brown color palette, well-made construction, round footed base, tropical coastal charm, and gorgeous overall appearance.

The gorgeous woven rattan Greco-Roman inspired urn-shaped salamander basket and lid weigh approximately 5 oz.

The beautiful gold and brown rattan basket measures approximately 7.5" tall to the top of the salamander on the lid or 5 15/16" tall to the top of the rim x 9.75" wide from outside of handle to outside of handle x 6 3/8" deep.

The round footed base of this gorgeous rattan basket measures approximately 4" wide across from outside to outside.

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Vintage Salamander Basket Woven Rattan Greco Roman Urn Shape Dual Handle Footed Base Gold Brown Home Decor Wooden Creel

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