An exceptional, fine, large and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver cake / fruit basket; part of our silverware collection
This impressive Victorian sterling silver cake / fruit
has a shaped oval, flared form onto four bracket feet. basket
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
tapering swing handle embellished with a band of chased tied wheat sheaf decoration. hallmarked
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'
Victorian sterling silver basket is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. presentation
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
Height to top of handle 24.5cm/9.7"
Height to rim 9.8cm/3.8"
44 troy ounces/1369g
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