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Sterling Silver Basket

Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique Georgian (1764)

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

SKU A6933

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


The upper portion of this impressive example of Georgian silverware consists of wirework pales accented to the interior surface with applied and embossed fruiting vine ornamentation and grape clusters.


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


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


This antique silver 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.


This impressive basket retains an original invoice from the prior purchase in 1968; the calculation of historical inflation is the equivalent of pound sign3,853.62.


This impressive basket bears the same style and heraldic bearings as the basket A6921; they would sit very well together as a composite pair.


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Date: 1764

This antique sterling silver basket 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; the second portion of the maker's mark has wear but remains legible.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Georgian silver sweetmeat basket.


Height to top of handle 12.6cm/5"

Height 8.3cm/3.3"

Length 10.9cm/4.3"

Width 9.8cm/3.9"


4.3 troy ounces/135g


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International Federation of Art and Antique Dealer Associations CINOA
LAPADA THE ASSOCIATION OF ART & ANTIQUES DEALERS
National Association of Jewellery UK's trade association NAJ