What a wonderfully impressive piece this silver basket is. It would certainly grace any dining table, buffet, or hall table. it's hallmarks declare that it is British Sterling, made in London in 1820, by Charles Fox. Charles Fox, I was told
by my silver dealer in London, was quite an important silversmith. This beautiful piece is in great condition. I see no dents, and it has hallmarks, still quite visible, on the handle and the bottom of the silver basket. It is footed, and has wonderful curving lines. The best part for me is that it is engraved on the bottom "M. Robinson, to his Godson Frederick George, 1820." This is a good sized piece, measuring 14 and 1/2 inches East to West, 10 and 1/4 inches North to South, and about 12 inches tall, from the bottom of the feet to the top of the handle. The handle is engraved "FG". The entire basket is decorated with what looks to me to be a shell pattern. The center of the basket is plain, and could be engraved here for any special occasion. What an impressive piece of history this is. It was minted the last year of George III's reign, and of course, bears this sovereign's mark on the hallmark.
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