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Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket by Robert Hennell I - Antique Georgian (1784)


A fine and impressive antique George III English sterling silver sweetmeat basket; part of our Georgian silverware collection

SKU A2548

This antique Georgian sterling silver sweetmeat basket has an oval navette form onto a collet foot.

The body of this sterling silver basket is embellished with a band of pierced decorated vertical pales accented with four foliate motifs.

The basket is further ornamented with two bands of pierced evolute scrolling decoration with a scallop and circular motif decorated border.

The upper rim and foot of the basket are encircled with applied bead decorated borders.

This George III sterling silver basket is fitted with an applied bead decorated swing handle.

The well of the basket is embellished with a bright cut engraved crest depicting out of a ducal coronet a wolf's head.

The foot of the basket is encompassed with horizontal pierced pale decoration incorporating circular motifs.

This antique silver basket with handle, crafted by the renowned London silversmith Robert Hennell I, is a fine example of its type.

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Maker: Robert Hennell I

Date: 1784

This antique silver basket with handle is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition in keeping with age.

The bright cut engraved decoration and crest are very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the basket are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this antique basket.

Length 15.5cm/6.2"

Width 12cm/4.75"

Height to top of handle 12cm/4.75"

4.7 troy ounces/146g

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