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Sterling Silver Bon Bon Basket - Design Style - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver bon bon basket made in the Design style; an addition to our diverse ornamental silver collection.

SKU: A6507

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This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver bon bon basket has a flared oval form with an incurved upper portion.

The surface of this antique silver basket is plain and unembellished.

This Victorian bon bon basket retains the original hallmarked hinged swing handle ornamented with the original intricately braided wicker covering.

The hinge of the handle is embellished with an applied rivet style socket in junction with the body.

The formation of this exceptional example of Victorian silverware, crafted by Jonathan Wilson Hukin & John Thomas Heath, reflects the design and style of the collectable designer Christopher Dresser*.

* Christopher Dresser's geometric style was one of the most important and crucial influences of the late nineteenth century Aesthetic Movement, working in ceramics, glass, graphics metal and woven work. This movement followed a methology of creating work which has a visual effect over the more traditional Victorian illustrative style.

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Date: 1882


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

The basket has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the anterior surface of the body and part hallmarks to the handle are all very clear in keeping with age.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of Victorian silverware.


Height to top of handle 14.3cm/5.6"

Height 6.7cm/2.6"

Length 17cm/6.7"

Width 11.4cm/4.5"


5.7 troy ounces/177g

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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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