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SOLD - Sterling Silver Basket - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine, large and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver cake / fruit basket; part of our silverware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver Basket - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Sterling Silver Basket - Antique Victorian

Description


This impressive Victorian sterling silver cake / fruit basket has a shaped oval, flared form onto four bracket feet.


The body of this antique basket is embellished with saw-pierced decoration.


The shaped rim of the basket is ornamented with an impressive applied and chased tied wheat sheaf decorated border accented with shell motifs.


This shaped basket is supported by four exceptional large and impressive volute scroll, chased fern decorated bracket style feet.


The basket is fitted with a hallmarked tapering swing handle embellished with a band of chased tied wheat sheaf decoration.


The well of this impressive cake / fruit basket is embellished with a bright cut engraved crest of a falcon above a significant coat of arms, and the family motto 'Esse Quam Videri' - 'to be rather than to seem'


Date: 1887

Condition


This Victorian sterling silver basket is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The chased decoration is very sharp.

The bright cut engraved coat of arms crest is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the basket and part hallmarks struck to the handle are all very clear.


Reflection in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Height to top of handle 24.5cm/9.7"

Height to rim 9.8cm/3.8"

Depth 25.7cm/10.1"

Length 32.2cm/12.7"


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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