This silver basket is marked with Hanau, Germany pseudo hallmarks and the retailer name of Black, Starr & Frost. Most silver coming from Hanau at this time was of the Continental or 800 standard, but since this was bought by Black, Starr & Frost to be sold under their name, this basket is most likely sterling, but it is not marked as such. This Black, Starr & Frost mark was used on their pieces between 1874 and 1908.
The basket is decorated with 2 goat heads on opposing sides of the basket and has 2 cartouches on opposing sides as well. The cartouches are not monogrammed. The goat heads and the cartouches have garlands of flowers joining them. The basket has extensive pierced design work in silver as well.
The basket is approximately 11 inches tall to the top of the handle, about 5 inches high without the handle. The diameter is approximately 6 inches across the top of the basket opening and the foot is about 3 1/4 inches in diameter. The cobalt blue glass liner extends above the silver frame and is about 5 1/2 inches in diameter with the bottom of the liner being shaped to fit the contour of the silver frame.
This age of the basket is later 19th century, about 125 years old. It is not like new, but it is in very good antique condition. The glass liner still almost looks like new however with no chips or scratches.
Black, Starr & Frost Silver Basket with Blue Glass