May Basket
These baskets with the oddly attached handle are possibly of English manufacture. This is one of several similar designs with the handle attached in this way--all referred to as May Basket.

Hartung Book Six: May Basket

Marigold, 15 (2011), 25 (2013), 75 (2014),
   15 (2015), 35 (2016)

The basket at the left has an outline of a Maple Leaf on the inside; a ski star type design on the outside base. It was 7 3/4 inches across, somewhat larger than I remember others of this general type. It sold for $35 at a 2009 auction. Photo courtesy of Remmen Auctions.

9/14/2016