This whimsical piece was likely done by the craftsmen at J. Hoare. This style of basket and apttern were almost exclusively done by Hoare and I have seen this design cut on many Hoare blanks.
Clear button hobstars are surrounded by weaving bands of split notching and crosshatching. Fans lie in the valleys of each ribbon. The seamless handle is completely cut with crosshatched fields winding up and over the whole piece. Even the center hobstar stays in parallel with the rest of the piece with a clear button center.
The basket is in great condition with one small fleck at the rim.
Pattern: Wedding Ring Variation
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