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Antique George III Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket

US$1,713.06

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A fine and impressive antique George III English sterling silver sweetmeat basket; part of our Georgian silverware collection. This antique Georgian sterling silver sweetmeat basket has an oval navette form onto a collet foot. The body of this sterling silver basket is embellished with a band of pierced decorated vertical pales accented with four foliate motifs. The basket is further ornamented with two bands of pierced evolute scrolling decoration with a scallop and circular motif decorated border. The upper rim and foot of the basket are encircled with applied bead decorated borders. This George III sterling silver basket is fitted with an applied bead decorated swing handle. The well of the basket is embellished with a bright cut engraved crest depicting out of a ducal coronet a wolf's head. The foot of the basket is encompassed with horizontal pierced pale decoration incorporating circular motifs. This antique silver basket with handle, crafted by the renowned London silversmith Robert Hennell I, is a fine example of its type. Dimensions: Length 15.5cm/6.2" Width 12cm/4.75" Height to top of handle 12cm/4.75" Weight: 4.7 troy ounces/146g Condition: This antique silver basket with handle is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition in keeping with age. The bright cut engraved decoration and crest are very crisp. Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the basket are all very clear. Maker: Robert Hennell I Date: 1784 Origin: London, England Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this antique basket.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 4.75 in. (12.07 cm)Width: 4.75 in. (12.07 cm)Depth: 6.2 in. (15.75 cm)
  • Style
    George III (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1780-1789
  • Date of Manufacture
    1784
  • Condition
    This antique basket is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition in keeping with age. The bright cut engraved decoration and crest are very crisp. Full hallmarks are all very clear.
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A25481stDibs: LU1200219314422

Shipping & Returns

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    US$142.16 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 7-9 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Jesmond, United Kingdom
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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