Very pretty hand chased sterling basket by Whiting Mfg. Co. The basket measures 3 3/4" wide & 2 3/8" tall (excluding the handle). This Aesthetic Movement basket has a lovely detailed foliate motif (morning glory?), a fluted rim, and a gilded interior. The twisted handle is attached to a beautiful curved silver application and rests on the side of the basket. There is a monogram on the back. Circa 1870. Excellent condition.