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Antique George II Silver Basket

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Stock: 9405

Date: 1738

Maker: Ayme Videau

Country: England

A rare George II sterling silver basket of oval form with swing handle. Excellent weight and colour. The basket has...

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Description

Description

A rare George II sterling silver basket of oval form with swing handle. Excellent weight and colour. The basket has a pierced body with a shell decorated cast silver border and it stands on a flared and pierced gallery foot. At this time baskets were used mainly for bread and fruit. The centre has a crisp hand engraved decoration enclosing an empty cartouche. Weight 1585 grams, 50.9 troy oz. Height 20cm (with handle), 8.3cm (basket only). Top measures 29.5 x 26.5cm. London 1738. Maker Ayme Videau.

Condition

This lovely antique basket is in very good condition. Stamped underneath with a full set of clear English silver hallmarks, handle unmarked. The cast decoration and engravings are still crisp. There are 2 very small repairs to the piercing. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item

Maker Information

Maker: Ayme Videau

Ayme Videau (Vedeau), London silversmith, apprenticed to David Willaume 1723, free 1733/34. Livery 1746. His 1st mark was presumably made at the time of his freedom. 2nd mark 1739. A Huguenot maker known for high quality hollow ware with graceful flat chasing.

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