A classic design antique sterling silver bonbon basket with swing handle and pedestal foot. Very attractive oval boat shape. Pretty bright cut engraving to the body and foot and there is a decorative cartouche to the front and back (uninscribed). Original gilt interior. Weight 192 grams, 6.1 troy ounces. Height 9.5 cms (15 cms to top of handle). Length 12.75 cms. Width 8.5 cms. London 1796. Maker Henry Chawner and John Eames.
This attractive silver sweetmeat basket is in excellent condition with no damage or restoration. The gilt interior is original. The handle and body both have silver marks which are clear and easy to read. The engraving is sharp. Uninscribed. There is a minor fault line underneath the handle which is in the make, this can only be seen from the inside (see photo).
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.