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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "A very fine George III Sweetmeat Basket made in London in 1783 by Robert Hennell."
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These baskets were used for sweetmeats which became popular in England at the end of the Seventeenth Century and were usually referred to as sweet confections. This concept originally began as a way of preserving fruit and nuts in sugar. These baskets could be used today for a variety of things on the dining table.
Length: 6.1 inches, 15.25cm
Width: 4.5 inches, 11.25cm
Height, to the top of the handle: 5 inches, 12.5cm
Mary Cooke Antiques Ltd
12 The Old Power Station
121 Mortlake High Street