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The well of the basket is plain and unembellished.
The body of the basket is ornamented with bands of bead decoration in swirl designs, delineating panels of pierced geometric motifs.
The flared shaped rim of the basket incorporates the bead ornamentation from the body and is embellished with a stylised leaf design to each incurve.
This Victorian basket is fitted with a hallmarked pierced decorated interwoven design swing handle, with a rectangular vacant cartouche to the centre of the handpiece.
The foot of this antique basket is ornamented with embossed batwing decoration accented with a bifurcating scroll design to either end.
Height to top of handle 12.6cm/4.9"
Height to rim 5.1cm/2"
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The basket has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.
The embossed decoration is very sharp.
Full hallmarks struck to the surface near the rim and part hallmarks struck to the handle are all very clear.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Victorian silverware.
Origin: Sheffield, England
|Height||12.60 cm||(4.96 inches)|
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear