George III Silver Basket


Stock: 9676

Date: 1771

Maker: Charles Aldridge & Henry Green

Country: England

An elegant antique sterling silver basket with chain link design swing handle. Large size and good heavy weight. The decorative...

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An elegant antique sterling silver basket with chain link design swing handle. Large size and good heavy weight. The decorative body has bead and leaf borders with attractive cut work silver.

Weight 936 grams, 30 troy ounces.

Height 9.6/27 cm. Length 36 cm. Width 30 cm.

London 1771.

Maker Charles Aldridge & Henry Green.

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.


The basket is in very good condition. Stamped at the top, to both ends close to the border, with a full set of English silver hallmarks, handle with lion and makers mark. 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: Charles Aldridge & Henry Green

Charles Aldridge, apprenticed to his uncle Edward Aldridge 1758, free 1766. 1st mark as plateworker , in partnership with Henry Green 1775. 2nd mark alone 1786. 3rd small mark 1789.Henry Green, free of the Girdlers Company 1772. Mark entered as plateworker, in partnership with Charles Aldridge, 1775. 2nd mark alone, 3 sizes, 1786.

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