George III Silver Sweetmeat Basket

Date: 1764

Maker: Samuel Herbert And Company

Country: England


A classic style antique sterling silver basket with swing handle.  Small size, possibly a Georgian epergne basket. Attractive cut work design incorporating scroll, ring, star and flowerhead motifs. Hand engraved monogram to the centre.

Weight 127 grams, 4 troy ounces.

Height 4.2/10.5 cm. Length 14 cm. Width 12 cm.

London 1764.

Maker Samuel Herbert & Co. 

Literature. Sweetmeat Baskets are usually miniature versions of a cake basket of the same period. This useful item is still made today but with a change of use as a bonbon or sugar basket (sugar baskets are either unpierced or contain a glass liner).

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