This item sold on September 11, 2011.
This is an older Chinese tea basket, possibly from the 1920's or 30's. It is very sturdy, in good condition and with all of its hardware. The hand stitched bright orange lining is in good condition with some staining on the lid and where the tea pot fits. There is wear to the paint. It measures about 6 1/4" high and 9 3/4" across the lid.