George II Silver Basket

Date: 1756

Maker: Samuel Herbert And Company

Country: England

Stock Number: 7222

A rare early English sterling silver basket of oval form having a swing handle and rope borders. With a lattice work and pierced cutwork decoration. Although a few earlier examples exist this type of basket is not generally found until the mid 18th century - at this time they were used mainly for bread and fruit. Weight 709 grams, 22.7 troy ounces. Height 8.5 cms (26 cms to top of handle). Top measures 33 x 26.5 cms. London 1756. Maker Samuel Herbert & Co.

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