A choice Old Sheffield Plate sugar basket with its original blue glass liner, circa 1785. Basket is pierced and has a gorgeous hammered interior. Basket measures 7 ¾ inches high to tip of swing handle; 5 1/8 inches high to the rim. Diameter of opening 4 ½ inches. Condition: For a piece of silver that is over two hundred and twenty-five years old, it is in amazingly good condition with only very minor wear to the copper; the original blue glass liner has two chips which are visible in our photos.