George III Silver Sweetmeat Basket
A very pretty antique silver swing handle basket of small size. Possibly a Georgian epergne basket. Attractive cutwork design decorated...Buy NowEnquire
A very pretty antique silver swing handle basket of small size. Possibly a Georgian epergne basket. Attractive cutwork design decorated with flowerheads and other motifs. Cast and pierced handle.
Weight 111 grams, 3.5 troy ounces.
Height 5.2/12.8 cm. Length 15.2 cm. Width 12.5 cm.
Maker’s mark “S.B”.
Marks. Stamped with a full set of English silver hallmarks inside the body below the handle. The cast silver handle is unmarked
Literature. Sweetmeat Baskets are usually miniature versions of a cake basket of the same period. This useful item is still made today but with a change of use as a bonbon or sugar basket (sugar baskets are either unpierced or contain a glass liner).
The basket is in very good condition.
No maker assigned
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