Wire Grocery Basket

A superb collectable wire basket advertising grocery brands, of English origin, circa mid 20th century onwards…

SKU: RC01081.

Product Description

A really cool advertising piece…

Although we are unsure of the exact age of this piece, we believe it could date to mid part of the 20th century (onwards), potentially 1960s. A small wire shopping basket complemented with two double sided tin advertising signs. The basket would probably have been one of many ‘promotional baskets’ used within a grocery store, enabling brands to (literally) put themselves in front of customers. Like today, we would assume the brands would have had to pay for the privilege, or maybe it was part of their collaboration. Either way, this is a cool piece of history and a cool collectable for a fan of advertising…

In original and untouched condition, the basket is a little tatty and rusty, yet still retaining its function as a basket. Both handles act like they should, and although the wire is bent and jagged in areas, the shape is still recognisable. The tin signs that are attached to the basket (advertising Saxa, Bisto and Scott’s Oats), are again a little tatty, yet the original paint and branding are majorly in view…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is natural wear and tear. The basket is good structurally, with some surface scuffs, abrasions and paint chipping. There wire itself is a little tatty with jagged edges and some bends, yet we feel this simply adds to it charm and authenticity. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 29cm, Width : 49cm, Height : 22cm

Condition : Structurally good, some surface scars and abrasions, paint chipping, tatty in places, general used and weathered patina, rusty in areas

Postage : Small Item £7 or local collection

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 29 x 44 x 22 cm