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SOLD - Sterling Silver Fruit Basket - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver fruit basket; an addition to our dining silverware collection

SKU: A3437
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SOLD - Sterling Silver Fruit Basket - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Sterling Silver Fruit Basket - Antique Victorian

Description


This impressive antique sterling silver fruit basket has an oval shaped form onto four feet.


The flared body of this fine Victorian basket is embellished with an undulating band of pierced scrolling leaf decoration above weaving and trellis style ornamentation accented with a bright cut engraved floral motif at each intersection.


The body is further embellished with fine and impressive applied and chased floral festoon decoration suspended from applied ram's head and floral motifs.


The shaped upper rim of the basket is ornamented with an applied opposing scroll border, the lower rim is encircled with a band of stylised leaf and bead decoration.


To either end of the basket is a fine and impressive applied and chased decorated lion mask grasping in the mouth a plain loop handle.


The plain oval well of this impressive piece is plain and unembellished.


This antique basket is supported by four impressive applied and chased tied leaf and scroll decorated feet.


Date: 1891

Condition


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

The applied, chased and pierced decoration is very sharp and the bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp.

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


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


Dimensions


Length 23.2cm/9.1"

Width 17.3cm/6.8"

Height 9.2cm/3.6"


 
 
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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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