Sterling silver basket by Theodore B. Starr with swing handle features a cupid and grape leaf motif with much detail, circa 1890-1924. The basket has a pierced rim frame and swing handle decorated with grapes, leaves, and cupids standing ready with bow and arrow. The center medallion is of a cupid surrounded with meticulous pierced work. The basket is marked Sterling 2273 Theodore B. Starr New York. It stands two inches high on ball feet and 9 7/8 by 8 inches and weighs 14.8 troy ounces. The basket is free of damage and has no repairs or monogram. This lovely basket would be perfect for serving high tea filled with tea cakes, petit fours, sweet meats and sandwiches. It would also make a lovely fruit basket.
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