Antique George III Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket
Antique George III Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket
Antique George III Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket
Antique George III Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket
Antique George III Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket
Antique George III Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket
Antique George III Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket
Antique George III Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket
Antique George III Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket
Antique George III Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket
Antique George III Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket
Antique George III Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket

Antique George III Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket

1791 London

Offered by AC Silver

£695 gbp
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This fine antique George III sterling silver basket has an oval rounded navette shaped form onto an oval collet style foot.

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.

Dimensions

Height to top of handle 13cm/5.2"

Length 17.6cm/7"

Width 11.5cm/4.3"

Weight

3.5 troy ounces/109g


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This antique basket is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and is in excellent condition.

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.
Maker: Unknown

Origin: London, England

Date: 1791
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU W8004 when enquiring about the piece.
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Dimensions
Height 13.00 cm (5.12 inches)
Weight 3.50oz t (108.85g)
Stock Code
W8004
Medium
A fine antique Georgian English sterling silver swing-handled sweetmeat basket; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection
Signed/Inscribed
Full hallmarks struck to the exterior surface of the basket are all very clear; the overstruck maker’s mark is partially worn.
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