George III Silver Sweetmeat Basket


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Object Description

A classical style antique sterling silver basket with twist design swing handle. Small size, possibly a Georgian epergne basket. With a cut work border and applied harebell swags with tassles.
Weight 127 grams, 4 troy ounces.
Height 5 cm/12 cm. Length 14.1 cm. Width 10.5 cm.
London 1776.
Maker probably James Stamp.

London silversmith. Free by redemption 1764. First mark entered as smallworker in partnership with 1768. 2nd mark 1765. 3rd mark in partnership with John Barker 1768. 4th mark alone as plateworker 1774. 5th mark 1776, 6th mark (2 sizes) 1777, 7th (2 sizes) 1777. 8th 1779. 9th 1779. Died 1780. His widow Frances continued, possibly in order to dispose of the stock and the business.

Object Condition

The basket is in very good condition. Stamped with a full set of English silver hallmarks underneath, handle unmarked.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

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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