Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Fruit Basket
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Fruit Basket
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Fruit Basket
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Fruit Basket
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Fruit Basket
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Fruit Basket
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Fruit Basket
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Fruit Basket
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Fruit Basket

CHARLES JOHNSTON HILL (worked from c.1891)

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Fruit Basket

1891 London

Offered by AC Silver

£1,395 gbp
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This impressive antique Victorian sterling silver fruit basket has an oval shaped form onto four feet.

The flared body of this fine basket is embellished with an undulating band of pierced scrolling leaf decoration above weaving and trellis style ornamentation accented with a bright cut engraved floral motif at each intersection.

The body is further embellished with fine and impressive applied and chased floral festoon decoration suspended from applied ram's head and floral motifs.

The shaped upper rim of the basket is ornamented with an applied opposing scroll border, the lower rim is encircled with a band of stylised leaf and bead decoration.

To either end of the basket is a fine and impressive applied and chased decorated lion mask grasping in the mouth a plain loop handle.

The plain oval well of this impressive piece is plain and unembellished.

This antique basket is supported by four impressive applied and chased tied leaf and scroll decorated feet.

Dimensions

Length 23.2cm/9.1"

Width 17.3cm/6.8"

Height 9.2cm/3.6"

Weight

15.5 troy ounce/482g


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This antique sterling silver basket is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The applied, chased and pierced decoration is very sharp and the bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp.

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

Reflection in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Victorian silverware.
Maker: Charles Johnston Hill

Origin: London, England

Date: 1891
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU A3437 when enquiring about the piece.
Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase
Dimensions
Height 23.20 cm (9.13 inches)
Weight 15.50oz t (482.05g)
Stock Code
A3437
Medium
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver fruit basket; an addition to our dining silverware collection
Signed/Inscribed
Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the basket are all very clear.
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