Bread basket and fruit basket

A well-filled wicker basket inspired Cezanne, Caravaggio and even Van Gogh, to give just three examples... Which just goes to show the extent to which a simple fruit basket, however basic it may seem, can be powerfully evocative. Still life artfully arranged can therefore have an impressive effect on a table for those who enjoy the good things in life. But that imposes a certain care in choosing not only the contents but also the container. A simple wicker basket can be transformed into a veritable cornucopia with a profusion of colours and flavours. Read more

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And we still haven't finished with the references to pictorial art, since the bread basket also has its place in the field of still life, notably thanks to Salvador Dali. An essential element, the bread basket brings to the table that most simple, but also most noble, of foods.

 

Wicker basket: the natural choice

Natural plant material is the most obvious choice whether you are looking for a bread basket or one for fruit. Water vine, natural and very robust, with a washable food-safe coating, was an evident choice for Maison Saulaie. We have selected a range of simple shapes for you (round or oval) or more elaborate (cup-shaped and raised on a discrete foot). But perhaps you prefer a basket in wicker with a rectangular shape, or a round basket on a raised foot?

 

A basket in silver plate

Major occasions sometimes demand something more than a simple basket. This is why Maison Saulaie, French specialist in tableware, also offers this smooth bowl in silver plate, Italian manufacture, perfectly adapted for bread or fruit. Italian silverware is also recommended for the elegance of its English-style bread basket, with a smooth finish and oval shape. There are of course other possibilities in addition to metal. Saulaie is particularly delighted to offer a Madagascan ceramic bread basket, and a glass dish placed on an attractive water-vine base.

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