A fine English sterling silver, oblong footed basket with egg-and-dart rim with shell & scroll ends. Body with cut-out scallops. On four shell legs. Swing handle with egg-and-dart decoration and shell-scrolled centre. Hallmarked Sheffield 1900. Maker Martin, Hall & Co. Dimensions: 10 inches by 7 ¼ inches by 3 ½ inches high to rim. Height to raised handle 8 ¼ inches. Basket weighs an impressive 760 grams. Underside impressed "8372" and scratch weight 24.55. Condition: Some minor dents and scratches to interior bottom surface, commensurate with age and usage.
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