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Italian Silver and Glass Centrepiece / Basket - Antique Circa 1900

An exceptional, fine and impressive, large antique Italian silver and glass centrepiece / basket; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

SKU: C2160

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This impressive and large antique Italian silver centrepiece / basket has an oval rounded form.

The body of the centrepiece is embellished with chased decorated scenes depicting children playing with floral festoons, alternating with sprays of musical instruments accented with undulating ribbon designs.

Each scene is encompassed with a scrolling border accented with a floral festoon to the lower portion and incorporating a single rose design as an anchor to the aforementioned festoon and ribbon designs.

The lower portion of the body is encircled with pierced and chased decorated quatrefoil designs composing a trellis pattern.

The upper portion of the basket is embellished with a pierced decorated scalloped border accented with simplified bud motifs to each incurve, in addition to an applied simplified leaf festoon and rose border to the undulating rim.

This antique silver centrepiece is fitted with two impressive cast handles accented with large scrolling leaf terminals, and further scalloped and rose ornamentation to each handpiece.

The basket is supported by four impressive cast silver bracket style feet embellished with scrolling borders and rose head motifs.

This impressive antique basket is fitted with the original oval shaped, flared glass liner; the liner is ornamented with a cut glass star motif to the underside.

The hallmarks struck to the underside of this antique silver basket includes:

Maker's mark: Pallotti

Silver quality/purity mark: 800 (.800, 800/1000).

This exceptional Italian silver centrepiece / basket is a large example of its type.

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This exceptional Italian silver centrepiece basket is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The applied, chased and pierced decoration is all very sharp.

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

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


Length across handles 35.5cm/14"

Width of body 22cm/8.7"

Height 15.2cm/6"


27.6 troy ounces/858g (excluding glass liner)

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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. 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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