French Zinc Grape Hotte Basket Painted by Ira Yeager


Weathered French grape harvesting basket or hotte crafted from patinated zinc. The gracefully curved form features an old, faded and distressed painted signature by artist Ira Yeager (American 1938-2022) of his gallery in Calistoga, CA. The front of the basket reads "Yager" with faint designs above. Yeager used the basket as a prop at his gallery to display alongside his French paintings.

Dimensions: 27.5"w x 19"d x 24"h

Circa: 20th Century, France

Materials: Leather, Zinc

Condition: Distressed, minor wear consistent with age and use. Additions or alterations made to the original: painted by artist. Age appropriate wear and fading. Patinated metal finish with worn, faint painted finish on the front as seen in photos.

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