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SOLD - Sterling Silver Basket / Centrepiece - Antique 1903

A very fine, large and impressive antique English sterling silver basket / centrepiece; part of our silverware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver Basket / Centrepiece - Antique 1903
SOLD - Sterling Silver Basket / Centrepiece - Antique 1903

Description


This impressive antique sterling silver basket / centrepiece has an oval form onto a pierced decorated collet foot.


The body of the basket is embellished with a large band of pierced decorated vertical pales incorporating a shaped vacant cartouche to three sides.


The fourth cartouche has been stamped with full hallmarks.


The foot of this antique basket is ornamented with a band of thread decoration and is further embellished with pierced decoration in a comma shaped design.


The shaped, flared rim is ornamented with pierced and applied opposing scroll decoration incorporating a stylized floral motif to either end of the basket.


This antique basket is fitted with a fine shaped, acanthus leaf and scroll decorated swing handle.


The well of the basket is plain and unembellished.


This basket is fitted with an oval shaped removable glass liner.


This fine basket is an exceptional, large and impressive example of its type.


Date: 1903

Condition


This antique sterling silver basket is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent condition.

The basket has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The applied decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the basket are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Length 31.6cm/12.4"

Height to top of handle 25cm/9.8"

Height to rim 9.8cm/3.8"


Weight (excluding liner)


28 troy ounces/871g


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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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