Nantucket Basket by Wedgwood was inspired by the meticulous hand crafted baskets of Nantucket, Massachusetts, from the late 19th century. Made of pure white sculpted fine bone china. Nantucket Basket brings classic elegance to the table, this covered vegetable is both a versatile and beautiful compliment to this pattern. The curves and elegant design of this covered bowl create an excellent presentation for your best vegetable or side dishes. Perfect for everyday casual serving or for more formal entertaining. The Nantucket Basket Covered Vegetable is suitable for the dishwasher. Coordinating china and accessories are also available.Nantucket baskets were originally made in the mid-1800s by lightship keepers off the coast of the tiny island of Nantucket, Massachusetts, to earn extra income for their families.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. Perfect for serving roasted potatoes or cooked beets, this charming, pure white, 8-inch-round dish has a lid to keep vegetables hot at the table and two handles for easy carrying. The dish is covered with an embossed basketweave pattern and is topped with a darling clamshell finial on its round lid. The sides of the vegetable dish, in an authentic representation, feature embossed woven cane hinges and a cane loop and whalebone pin closure as can be found on the original baskets.
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 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
- 8-inch covered round dish for serving vegetables
- Inspired by 19th-century basketweaving tradition from Nantucket, Massachusetts
- Pure white with embossed basketweave pattern, clamshell finial
- Fine bone china for durability, translucence, whiteness
- Microwave- and dishwasher-safe