George III Feltwork Picture


of a cone-shaped basket of strawberries, in and oval gilt wood deep box frame. Please see the other similar strawberry dioramas in stock. During the reign of George III strawberries were sold at markets in conical baskets as seen in this contemporary engraving.

Height 35 cm (14 inches)
Width 29 cm (11. 5 inches)
late 18th/early 19th century

From the 16th century until the early 19th century, strawberries were sold at markets and on the streets in cone-shaped punnets or baskets known as “potties”. In medieval times strawberries were considered an aphrodisiac, and newlyweds were traditionally fed a soup made of strawberries, borage and cream on their wedding night