Fruit Merchant's Sieve - 'Upright Bushel Basket'
Fruit Merchant's Sieve - 'Upright Bushel Basket'
Fruit Merchant's Sieve - 'Upright Bushel Basket'
Fruit Merchant's Sieve - 'Upright Bushel Basket'
Fruit Merchant's Sieve - 'Upright Bushel Basket'
Fruit Merchant's Sieve - 'Upright Bushel Basket'
Fruit Merchant's Sieve - 'Upright Bushel Basket'

Fruit Merchant's Sieve - 'Upright Bushel Basket'

Regular price
£50.00
Sale price
£50.00

A unique storage basket option for a shelf in your home. This strong basket with stout white willows is traditional to UK orchard regions such as here in the River Clyde Valley. This style with its thick rim and 1/4, 1/2 or 1 bushel volume was used by fruit merchants for apples, cherries etc. They didn't pick from the tree and fill these baskets, these were the containers into which the fruit was sorted to travel and be sold at market. It was given the name 'Covent Garden Sieve' after the famous old fruit market. In moments of utmost eccentricity, porters at the old Covent Garden Fruit Market would race with as many of this basket style as possible balanced on their heads.

Store your items is a UK heritage style with a story behind its design. 

Small -1/4 Bushel 'Strike'

Width 14.5" x Height 7.5"

Width 37 cm x Height 19 cm

Medium -1/2 Bushel

Width 17.5" x Height 8.5"

Width 45 cm x Height 22 cm

Large -1 Bushel

Width 20.5" x Height 11.5"

Width 52 cm x Height 30 cm

 

All baskets are handmade by John in small batches in his workshop in the market town of Lanark, UK, using only UK-grown willows.


  
Delivery is £7.95 for this style.

 
If your desired quantity isn't available online,  or if you need expedited delivery, please contact me to arrange.


I try to supply willow colours as close as possible to the natural colours illustrated in the photos above, give or take slight variation in natural 'white' willow bark. Whilst the colours shouldn't be dramatically different,  please allow for some variations in natural peeled willow colours.  
  
All sizes +/- 0.5" or +/- 1 cm

 

  • Made from 100% UK Willows
  • Handmade in Scotland using traditional techniques
  • A working basket and attractive
  • Made from sustainably sourced Willow
  • Delivered in around 5 working days from ordering