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Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III

A fine and impressive antique George III English sterling silver sweetmeat basket; part of our Georgian silverware collection

SKU: A2548
Price: £1,095.00
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Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III

Description


This antique Georgian sterling silver sweetmeat basket has an oval navette form onto a collet foot.


The body of this sterling silver basket is embellished with a band of pierced decorated vertical pales accented with four foliate motifs.


The basket is further ornamented with two bands of pierced evolute scrolling decoration with a scallop and circular motif decorated border.


The upper rim and foot of the basket are encircled with applied bead decorated borders.


This antique sterling silver basket is fitted with an applied bead decorated swing handle.


The well of the basket is embellished with a bright cut engraved crest depicting out of a ducal coronet a wolf's head.


The foot of the basket is encompassed with horizontal pierced pale decoration incorporating circular motifs.


This George III basket is a fine example of its type.


Date: 1784

Condition


This antique basket is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition in keeping with age.

The bright cut engraved decoration and crest are very crisp.

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 Georgian silverware.


Dimensions


Length 15.5cm/6.2"

Width 12cm/4.75"

Height to top of handle 12cm/4.75"


 
 
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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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