George III Silver Basket

Date: 1771

Maker: Charles Aldridge And Henry Green

Country: England


An elegant antique sterling silver basket with chain link design swing handle. Large size and good heavy weight. The decorative body has bead and leaf borders with attractive cut work silver.

Weight 936 grams, 30 troy ounces. 

Height 9.6/27 cm. Length 36 cm. Width 30 cm.

London 1771.

Maker Charles Aldridge & Henry Green.

Literature. Antique Silver Fruit Baskets are nearly always described as cake baskets but were more commonly used for bread and fruit. Although 17th century versions are known to exist they were not commonly found until about 1735 onwards. Early examples usually have side handles or no handles and tend to be considerably heavier than George III examples and later.

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