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Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Georgian English sterling silver sweetmeat basket; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

SKU: A6921
Price: £1,595.00
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Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)
Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)

Description


This exceptional antique George III sterling silver wire basket has a plain rounded oval form onto a swept foot.


The body of this impressive basket consists of wirework pales accented to the interior surface with applied and embossed fruiting vine ornamentation and grape clusters.


The rim of the basket is encompassed with a plain applied undulating border.


This Georgian basket is fitted with a fine and impressive swing handle, embellished with barley twist terminals incorporating a central handpiece ornamented with further applied fruiting vine decoration.


The anterior portion of the rounded base is ornamented with a contemporary bright cut engraved crest of between wings two hands clasped together in a handshake.


The concaved central well of the basket is plain and unembellished.


This impressive basket retains an original invoice from the prior purchase in 1968; the calculation of historical inflation is the equivalent of pound sign3,443.66.


Read a brief history on antique silver baskets


Date: 1764

Condition


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

The embossed and applied decoration is all very sharp.

Full 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 Georgian silver sweetmeat basket.


Dimensions


Height to top of handle 12.6cm/5"

Height 7cm/2.8"

Length 14.5cm/5.7"

Width 13.2cm/5.2"


Weight


5.2 troy ounces/160g


 
 
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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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