A highly unusual form, this wonderful Chinese export porcelain reticulated basket is decorated in the Orange Fitzhugh pattern and centered with a central roundel with the monogram M, the basket motif continued onto the base with a molded woven pattern. Obviously from a special order service and the form most likely after English examples of the period. Other than two small glaze losses to the rim, it is in ‘as found’ condition with a line across the bottom of the piece that does not to appear to have effected any of the reticulation; how this piece survived intact is as unusual as the form itself. Measuring 3″ x 9 1/2″, the only one we’ve had in thirty years. Circa 1820.