This magnificent, fine and impressive antique George III sterling silver cake/fruit basket has an oval shaped form to a spreading oval foot.
The body of this impressive sterling silver basket is comprised of wirework strands, accented with a cast and applied bead decorated border paralleling the shaped rim.
The interior surface of the basket border is further ornamented with impressive embossed and applied splayed wheat stalks and fruiting vine designs.
The plain central well of this impressive cake/fruit basket is embellished with a contemporary bright cut engraved coat of arms depicting an escutcheon of a cross crosslet fitchée between three lozenges with three crescents in chief, surmounted with a crest of a cross crosslet fitchée, all above the motto 'Veritas ad finem' - Truth to the end.
This Georgian basket is fitted with a fine and impressive cast silver rope twist decorated swing handle.
The impressive swept cast foot bears a rope twist decorated to the rim.
This magnificent basket is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire.
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