Antique George II Silver Basket
Antique George II Silver Basket
Antique George II Silver Basket
Antique George II Silver Basket
Antique George II Silver Basket
Antique George II Silver Basket
Antique George II Silver Basket
Antique George II Silver Basket
Antique George II Silver Basket
Antique George II Silver Basket
Antique George II Silver Basket

SAMUEL HERBERT AND COMPANY (worked c.1760-1770)

Antique George II Silver Basket

1750 London England

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A rare George II sterling silver basket of oval form with swing handle. Excellent weight and colour. The basket has a pierced body with a vine decorated cast silver border and it stands on four cast lions paw feet. At this time baskets were used mainly for bread and fruit. The swing handle features a finely modelled animals head to both sides just above the hinges. The centre has a large hand engraved cartouche enclosing an armorial and above is the motto “Luceat et Crescat”. Weight 1600 grams, 51.4 troy oz. Height 28cm (total including handle), 8 cms (basket only). Top measures 34 x 28.5cm. London 1750. Maker Samuel Herbert & Co.
This lovely antique basket is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Stamped underneath with a full set of clear English silver hallmarks, handle unmarked. The cast decoration and engravings are still crisp.

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
Stock Code
9082
Medium
silver
Signed/Inscribed
The motto “Luceat et Crescat” means “Let it shine and grow”.
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