Nantucket Basket is a pure white sculpted fine bone china pattern that was inspired by the meticulous hand crafted baskets of Nantucket, Massachusetts, from the late 19th century.Nantucket baskets were originally made in the mid-1800s by lightship keepers off the coast of the tiny island of Nantucket, Massachusetts, to earn extra income for their families. Today the tradition of making these baskets is still very much alive and carrying a handcrafted Nantucket basket is quite a status symbol among East Coasters who have visited or summer on the island. Wedgwood’s Nantucket pattern captures the heritage of these baskets and the tastefulness of New England’s upper crust in a simple yet lovely dinnerware collection. This charming, pure white, oval butter dish measures 9 by 6-1/4 inches and features no more ornamentation than an embossed basketweave pattern around its rim. The removable oval lid is completely covered by the basketweave pattern in an authentic representation and is topped with a darling clamshell finial.
As with many Wedgwood collections, this dinnerware is made of fine bone china, which gives this dish a beautiful translucent sheen and makes it look quite thin and brittle. In spite of its delicate appearance, however, bone china is reinforced with 51-percent bone ash and is the strongest ceramic available. This modern-day china is safe for the microwave and dishwasher and is made in England with the same quality and care as earlier pieces from Wedgwood’s 240 years of production. This butter dish easily moves from casual meals to dressier affairs and coordinates with a variety of other dinner- and serveware pieces within the Nantucket collection. –Cristina Vaamonde
- Part of the Wedgwood Collection; covered butter
- The Wedgwood Promise: Guranteed Product Availability
- Introduced 1986
- All patterns in classic Fine Bone China Collection, Royal Court, Classic Whiteware, and Vera Wang Collection qualify for the unique Wedgwood Promise
- Microwave- and dishwasher-safe