Beautiful antique 19th Century Continental Silver Basket with Handle. The antique Solid Silver Basket has a remarkable wide continuous open-work "U" design with ribbing and beneath an exquisite ornate continuous border of Grape Clusters, Grape Leaves and four large Portraits. The antique Basket has three hallmarks on the top of the base between the claw footed open-work legs. The handle has a beautiful ornate open work design with a solid area at the top appropriate for a monogram. The Basket would have had a glass liner and has a clear replacement liner of plastic. The Continental Solid Silver Basket stands 7" inches to the top of the handle and 5 1/2" inches wide and weighs approximately 8 ounces. It's in beautiful condition with normal superficial surface scratches. The photographs were taken with and without a camera flash and shows the Basket well and even prettier and more detailed in person. Note the Silver is picking up reflections of the room while being photographed. This is a most lovely and beautifully made piece.