George II Silver Basket


Stock: 7222

Date: 1756

Maker: Samuel Herbert And Company

Country: England

A rare early English sterling silver basket of oval form having a swing handle and rope borders. With a lattice...

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A rare early English sterling silver basket of oval form having a swing handle and rope borders. With a lattice work and pierced cutwork decoration. Although a few earlier examples exist this type of basket is not generally found until the mid 18th century – at this time they were used mainly for bread and fruit. Weight 709 grams, 22.7 troy ounces. Height 8.5 cms (26 cms to top of handle). Top measures 33 x 26.5 cms. London 1756. Maker Samuel Herbert & Co.


This lovely antique basket is in very good condition. The silver marks on the edge are still clear. The handle is unmarked. There are some repairs to the basket weave (see photo). 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: Samuel Herbert And Company

Samuel Herbert, London silversmith, apprenticed 1736 to Edward Aldridge I, of the Clothworkers Company, and goldsmith of Gutter Lane. Free 1744. 1st mark as largeworker entered 1747. 2nd mark as Samuel Herbert & Co 1750 (initials SH.HB), in parnership with Henry Bailey who was apprenticed to and then journeyman to Edward Aldridge (the Constable’s Book for the precinct of St Leonard’s, which included the southern part of Foster Lane, includes Bayley and Herbert in the list of New Comers in 1750. In 1763 Herbert took Burrage Davenport as apprentice. Herbert’s workshop specialised in pierced platework particularly baskets and some epergnes.

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