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George III Silver Sweetmeat Basket

Date: 1793

Maker: Charles Aldridge And Henry Green

Country: England

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An elegant antique sterling silver basket with twist design swing handle. Small size, possibly a Georgian epergne basket. With cut work borders and harebell trails.

Height 4.9/12 cm. Length 15.4 cm. Width 13 cm.

London 1793.

Maker probably Charles Aldridge & Henry Green.

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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