A fine, large and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver swing handled basket; part of our silverware collection
This fine antique Victorian sterling silver swing handled
has a shaped oval form onto a shaped oval spreading foot. basket
The body of this impressive
basket is embellished with chased scroll and leaf decoration, accented with chased decorated fruit festoons.
There is a central flat vacant oval cartouche to the well of the basket, ornamented with a flat chased engraved decorated scroll, leaf and flower border.
The rim of this antique basket is embellished with an applied and pierced scroll, leaf and flower decorated border, accented with an applied shell motif to each opposing end.
Victorian basket retains the original hallmarked shaped pierced and bead decorated circular design , embellished with scrolling chased decorated mystical fish terminals. swing handle
antique basket is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.
The chased decoration is very sharp.
struck to the surface of the basket and part hallmarks struck to the handle are all very clear. hallmarks Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Victorian silverware.
Height to handle 22cm/8.7"
Height to rim 7.8cm/3.1"
27 troy ounces/840g
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