The Townshend Basket
The Townshend Basket

CHARLES HATFIELD (worked from c.1735)

The Townshend Basket

1736 United Kingdom

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This is a magnificent 18th century English silver basket made in London in 1736 by Charles Hatfield. The sides of the basket have been beautifully hand pierced and are in wonderful original condition. The interior base has been exquisitely engraved with the coat of arms of the Townshend family. More specifically it bears the arms of the Baron Townshend (almost certainly for the 3rd Viscount Charles Townshend 1700-1764).
Townshend was the eldest son of the 2nd Viscount Townshend and was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge.After graduating, he entered the Commons when he succeeded his uncle as Member of Parliament (MP) for Great Yarmouth in 1722. He held the seat until a year later, when he was summoned to the House of Lords through a writ of acceleration in his father's barony of Townshend. As his father was already Lord Townshend, Charles was styled Lord Lynn after the barony's territorial designation of Lynn Regis. Townshend then became Master of the Jewel Office and Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk in 1730 and succeeded to his father's titles in 1738. This basket also bears the royal garter to the centre of the handle.
Width 30.00 cm (11.81 inches)
Weight 1500.00g (48.23oz t)
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