Although we have separate categories for various types of silver baskets according to their catalogue description - bon-bon, bread, cake, fruit, sugar and other unspecified - these baskets were variable in their uses. They were made in a variety of shapes including circular, oval, and rectangular, mostly with a swing handle and sides pierced with geometric or scrolling shapes. Some have four feet while others stand on a rim.
A Victorian sterling silver neoclassical style bread basket with decorative stand, 1908 London, with maker's marks for probably Peter Henderson Deere, the flaring pieced basket beaded to the edge, decorated with applied heads of wheat and fruiting vines an
A good George III silver large bread basket, oval pedestal form with flared lobed body, flat decorative rectangular pierced rim and gadroon applied border, the tapered swing handle with restrained engraving, the flared pedestal foot with conforming decorat
A sterling silver late Victorian bread/ fruit basket with pierced ring and square decoration, scroll and shell border with gadrooned edges, shield roundel panels connected by swags. London, 1896. Weight 624g. Width 22.5 cm
A late 19th century European silver bread basket with pierced floral sides, reeded border, swags and portrait profile cartouches. Marks to base, possibly Dutch. Weight 1.9kg. Height 17 cm. Width 38 cm. Depth 28.5 cm
Sterling silver bread basket: mid Victorian with beautiful pierced bowl and swing handle. Engraved with crest. Made by Robert Harper of London c1857. Very impressive weight 1.050 kg. 35 cm x 32 cm x H.26 cm. Excellent condition
A sterling silver bread basket, Chester 1934/4, with maker's mark Hebfeb for Barker Bros, the elongated ovoid basket with a flared rim terminating in pierced handles, and with a fine band of lattice work to the body; hallmarked to handle. silver weight 307
A Victorian silver swing-handle bread basket, Joseph Angell sen & Joseph Angell jun, London 1846 of circular form with a foliate scrolled border and handle, the interior with arabesque engraved panels raised on a shaped circular foot, diameter 33 cm, weigh
A George III silver oblong swing handle bread basket by Rebecca Emes and Edward Barnard, London 1813, by Rebecca Emes and Edward Barnard, London 1813, with gadrooned rim, shells and leaves to the corners, engraved with a contemporary coat of arms, and full
A Victorian silver pierced oval swing handle bread basket by Richard Martin and Ebenezer Hall, Sheffield 1895, by Richard Martin and Ebenezer Hall, Sheffield 1895, with beaded and ribbon tied rim, embossed bell flower swags and beading, 34 cm high, 810gms
A sterling silver bread basket set, makers mark Sibray, hall & Co., Sheffield/London, circa 1908/1911, the set includes a large basket with four matching individual baskets each of a scallop edged and pierced lozenge shape with scroll end handles, 650 grs.
A George II silver bread basket, maker T. J., probably Thos. Johnston, Dublin, 1768, of shaped oval form with fluted waved rim with inner bright cut engraved floral border, the sides pierced with drapery swags and oval plaques, the centre engraved with arm
A George II silver swing-handled bread/fruit basket, maker's mark obliterated, London 1751, oval form with scroll and criss-cross pierced body, engraved with a contemporary coat of arms, applied wheatsheaf, rocaille and flowerhead rim, raised on four scrol
A George III silver swing-handled bread/fruit basket, by John Lambe, London 1801, circular form, the wire-work body applied with trailing fruiting vine tendrils, centre engraved with the Royal arms, bell flower loop handle, marked on the base and handle. D
A George II silver swing-handled bread basket, by Samuel Herbert & Co, London 1752, of oval form, the sides pierced with scroll and flower head motifs, engraved with a contemporary coat of arms, wheatsheaf and vine rim, scroll and classical mask foot, base
George III sterling silver bread or fruit oval basket by Thomas Jenkinson the lower body of the dish with a fluted border, gadrooning to the shaped serpentine everted rim, swing handle and the curved oval foot, the well with an engraved oak leaves and acor
George III oval swing handle, elliptical shaped bread basket with a continuous beaded border, an engraved prickworked floral band, the centre unadorned except for an engraved monogram and a foot with matching decorative rim, hallmarked for London 1787, mad
Robert Hennell George III sterling silver rectangular bread basket London 1817 the shaped foliate cast rim, leading to a ribbed band and a shallow bowl, centred by a figural armorial bearing on a furled rep, all resting on a rectangular spreading foot, som
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