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.
Maker William Peaston.
Marks. Stamped on the outside of the body with a full set of English silver hallmarks, handle unmarked.
William Peaston, London silversmith, no record of apprenticeship of freedom. 1st mark entered as largeworker 1746. 2nd mark, in partnership with Robert Peaston, 1756.