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George III Antique Silver Basket

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Stock: 9817

Date: 1785

Maker: Robert Hennell II

Country: England

An elegant antique silver swing handle basket of oval form with bead borders. Lovely classical style. The body has a...

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Description

Description

An elegant antique silver swing handle basket of oval form with bead borders. Lovely classical style. The body has a pretty pierced frieze and hand engraved decoration with swags, ribbons and classical motifs. Suitable for bread, cakes and candy, flowers and fruit.

Weight 809 grams, 26 troy ounces.
Length 35.5cm. Width 23.5cm. Height 10cm (without handle), 27cm (to top of handle).
London 1785.
Maker Robert Hennell.
Sterling silver.

Marks. Stamped on the top edge with a full set of English silver hallmarks, handle with lion and makers mark.

Literature. Antique Silver Fruit Baskets are nearly always described as cake baskets but were more commonly used for bread and fruit. Although 17th century versions are known to exist they were not commonly found until about 1735 onwards. Early examples usually have side handles or no handles and tend to be considerably heavier than George III examples and later.

Condition

The silver basket is in very good condition.

Maker Information

Maker: Robert Hennell II

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