A handsome antique sterling silver basket with swing handle and pedestal foot. Excellent quality and weight. With the ribbed body and gadroon borders typical of the period. The all over hand chased decoration of flowers, leaves and hatching is particularly good.
Weight 1187 grams, 38.1 troy ounces.
Height 285cm. Length 34.3cm. Width 28cm.
Maker Kirby Waterhouse.
Kirby Waterhouse, a well known firm of Sheffield silversmiths working in the first part of the 19th century. The partners being James Kirkby, Joseph Waterhouse and John Hodgson. This prestigious firm was a maker of candlesticks, candelabra and fine large presentation silver. A set of 12 candlesticks 1814/1815 by Kirby Waterhouse is in the Royal collection.