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Thank goodness for Hall Marks....they certainly make the research simpler! This beautiful 6 & 3/4 inch basket was made in London in 1789. That was under the reign of George the III. The four piercings are each in the shape of six leaved flowers, and they are bordered by vine type swags that travel around the edge of the basket. The hall marks are in the cradle of one of the swags and were a little difficult to find. This basket has been polished over the years and some of the engraving could be sharper but condition is excellent...absent of any glaring deficiencies. The bail of the basket extends about 4 inches above the surface of the basket and there is a 1/2 inch pedestal which the basket rests . All-in-all this is a very nice example of Georgian art and silver smithing at its finest.

ITEM ID
T105-011215-7
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
PURPOSE
Baskets
COLOR
Silver

Lovely 1789 Sterling Silver Candy Basket

$375


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