George Iii Silver Basket

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Object Description

A handsome antique sterling silver basket with swing handle. Excellent quality and weight. With the ribbed body and shell and gadroon borders typical of the period.

Weight 1299 grams, 41.7 troy ounces.
Height 25cm.
Length 32cm.
Width 26.5cm.

London 1814.

Maker Samuel Herbert.

Samuel Herbert, London silversmith, apprenticed 1736 to Edward Aldridge I, of the Clothworkers Company, and goldsmith of Gutter Lane. Free 1744. 1st mark as largeworker entered 1747. 2nd mark as Samuel Herbert & Co 1750 (initials SH.HB), this unnamed partnership was very likely to have been with Henry Bailey who was apprenticed to and then journeyman to Edward Aldridge. In 1763 Herbert took Burrage Davenport as apprentice. Herbert’s workshop specialised in pierced platework particularly baskets and some epergnes.

Object Condition

Very good condition with no damage. Deep crisp embossed decoration. Stamped with a full and clear set of English silver hallmarks, the body with duty mark and lion.

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