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The internal surface of the body of the basket is encircled with bright cut engraved simplified foliate festoons with a central floral motif, suspended from a circular anchor accented with an undulating pensile ribbon design.
The body is further ornamented with a bright cut engraved and pierced decorated leaf border accented with a stylised trefoil design to each incurve.
The exterior surface of the basket is embellished with a bright cut engraved crest depicting a lion's head affronté, erased and collared, grasping in the mouth a lock of hair.
The rim of the basket is encircled with impressive applied reed decoration.
This Georgian basket is fitted with a fine hallmarked swing handle, ornamented with further reed decoration.
The plain oval shaped central well of this basket is plain and unembellished.
The foot of the basket is embellished with pierced vertical pale ornamentation in addition to a reed decorated border to the rim.
Height to top of handle 13cm/5.2"
3.5 troy ounces/109g
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There are a few minor dings to the surface of the basket; this does not detract from the aesthetically pleasing appearance of the item.
Full hallmarks struck to the exterior surface of the basket are all very clear; the overstruck maker’s mark is partially worn.
The lion passant mark struck to the handle, as to be expected is very clear.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Georgian silverware.
Origin: London, England
|Height||13.00 cm||(5.12 inches)|
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear