George III Antique Silver Basket, London 1764

GBP 4,750.00

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Object Description

A magnificent antique silver basket of oval form with swing handle. The decoration is very fine with excellent quality hand cut pierced work to the body. Both the upper border and bottom frieze are cast with flowers, scrolls, and bells. Very good weight and colour.

Weight 1540 grams, 49.5 troy oz.
Height 28cm (total including handle). Top measures 37 x 32cm.
London 1764.
Maker William Plummer.
Sterling silver.

Marks. Stamped on the outside of the body with a full set of English silver hallmarks, handle unmarked.

Maker: William Peaston

William Peaston, London silversmith, no record of apprenticeship of freedom. 1st mark entered as largeworker 1746. 2nd mark, in partnership with Robert Peaston, 1756.

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Object Literature

Antique Silver Fruit Baskets are nearly always described as cake baskets but were more commonly used for bread and fruit. Although 17th century versions are known to exist these baskets were not commonly found until about 1735 onwards. Early examples usually have side handles or no handles and tend to be considerably heavier than George III examples and later.

Object Condition

In very good condition with moderate signs of age compatible with age..

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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