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

JOHN HENRY VERE & WILLIAM LUTWYCHE (worked from c.1760)

Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III

1794 London

Offered by AC Silver

£1,595 gbp
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This exceptional antique George III sterling silver basket has a plain rounded oval form onto a swept foot.

The upper portion of this impressive example of Georgian silverware consists of wirework pales accented to the interior surface with applied and embossed fruiting vine ornamentation and grape clusters.

The lower portion of the rounded base is ornamented with a contemporary bright cut engraved crest of between wings two hands clasped together in a handshake.

The rim of the basket is encompassed with a plain applied undulating border.

This antique silver basket is fitted with a fine and impressive swing handle, embellished with barley twist terminals incorporating a central handpiece ornamented with further applied fruiting vine decoration.

This impressive basket retains an original invoice from the prior purchase in 1968; the calculation of historical inflation is the equivalent of pound sign3,853.62.

This impressive basket bears the same style and heraldic bearings as the basket A6921; they would sit very well together as a composite pair.

Dimensions

Height to top of handle 12.6cm/5"
Height 8.3cm/3.3"
Length 10.9cm/4.3"
Width 9.8cm/3.9"

Weight

4.3 troy ounces/135g


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This antique sterling silver basket is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.
The embossed and applied decoration is all very sharp.
Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the basket are all very clear; the second portion of the maker's mark has wear but remains legible.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Georgian silver sweetmeat basket.
Maker: John Henry Vere & William Lutwyche
Date: 1764
Origin: London, England
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU A6933 when enquiring about the piece.
Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase
Dimensions
Height 8.30 cm (3.27 inches)
Width 9.80 cm (3.86 inches)
Depth 10.90 cm (4.29 inches)
External Height 12.60 cm (4.96 inches)
Weight 4.30oz t (133.73g)
Stock Code
A6933
Medium
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Georgian English sterling silver sweetmeat basket; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection
Signed/Inscribed
Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the basket are all very clear; the second portion of the maker's mark has wear but remains legible.
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