Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket - Antique George III (1764)

GBP 1,595.00

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Object Description

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Georgian English sterling silver sweetmeat basket; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection.

This exceptional antique George III sterling silver wire basket has a plain rounded oval form onto a swept foot.

The body of this impressive basket consists of wirework pales accented to the interior surface with applied and embossed fruiting vine ornamentation and grape clusters.

The rim of the basket is encompassed with a plain applied undulating border.

This Georgian basket is fitted with a fine and impressive swing handle, embellished with barley twist terminals incorporating a central handpiece ornamented with further applied fruiting vine decoration.

The anterior portion of the rounded base is ornamented with a contemporary bright cut engraved crest of between wings two hands clasped together in a handshake.

The concaved central well of the basket is plain and unembellished.

This impressive basket retains an original invoice from the prior purchase in 1968; the calculation of historical inflation is the equivalent of pound sign3,443.66.

Dimensions
Height to top of handle 12.6cm/5″

Height 7cm/2.8″

Length 14.5cm/5.7″

Width 13.2cm/5.2″

Weight
5.2 troy ounces/160g

Object History

Maker: John Henry Vere & William Lutwyche
Date: 1764
Origin: London, England

Object Literature

This impressive basket retains an original invoice from the prior purchase in 1968; the calculation of historical inflation is the equivalent of pound sign3,443.66.

WORLDWIDE POSTAGE/SHIPPING

FREE OF CHARGE to all customers – including national and international deliveries.

Dispatch is either the same or next working day once a payment is received.

INSURANCE IN TRANSIT

Insurance cover is provided FREE OF CHARGE for items up to the value of £30,000.

All items are fully insured and sent at the risk of AC Silver.

Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase.

Object Condition

This antique silver wire basket with handle is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The embossed and applied decoration is all very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the basket are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Georgian silver sweetmeat basket.

Object Details

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35b St Georges Terrace
Jesmond
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Tyne and Wear
UK
NE2 2SU

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VAT: GB 500 0310 42