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 pair of Austro-Hungarian. 800 silver swing handle baskets, 1867 and after, with Dianakopf in cinquefoil mark, with maker's mark of W&C. Two deep flaring baskets pierced and embossed in the rocaille manner and raised on four splayed feet with orna
A small pierced Edwardian swing handled basket, 1911 London, with maker's mark for Harold child. the boat shaped basket with interlocking reticulated floral knot and geometric borders, the threaded rims and handle with delicate beading; hallmarked unde
A late 19th century Hanau silver basket, modelled on an 18th century example, decorated with figures and landscapes, with pierced and foliate repousse walls, attributed to B. Neresheimer & Söhne. 163gms
A fine pierced blue glass lined sterling silver basket, 1930/31, Birmingham, with maker's marks for Charles Boyton & Sons, the ovoid tapering basket with a waisted neck and a ribbed swing handle, elegantly pierced with panels of fan shaped flowers
A George lll silver basket, maker E.B, London,1768, the oval open wirework basket with applied gadroon and shell lip and foot rim. the swing handle with foliate and trellis pattern, engraved crested bird to centre, 892 gms, 36.5 cm high
Two various hallmarked sterling silver etc bowls. Both with blue glass inserts. Larger basket form, crested, with no hallmarks apparent; smaller hallmarked with glass liner repaired. Height 16 cm (largest with handle up)
German silver 800 standard swing handle basket having a round body with ring pierced edging, floral detail & sitting on three cast foliate claw feet. Condition fair, restoration to the handle, minor wear. Diameter 24 cm. Weight 535g
A sterling silver swing handle pedestal basket, 1919 Sheffield, with maker's mark for Mappin & Webb. The circular basket with a radiating fluted bowl and a convex rim with a beaded border, a shaped reeded handle with pendant floral motifs; hallmarked to ri
English hallmarked sterling silver Victorian swing handled basket with etched foliate detail & a stag head central cartouche, having a swing handle, with floral edges & a lobed melon-style fluted body, sitting on a pedestal foot. Birmingham, 1844, maker Ro
English hallmarked sterling silver Victorian swing handle basket with floral edges & foliate etched detail, on a melon-style fluted body & sitting on a pedestal foot. Sheffield, 1853, maker Henry Wilkinson & Co. Condition good to fair, dent to the bowl. Di
English hallmarked sterling silver George III three piece basket suite having an oval body with hand-pierced decoration, beaded egding & armorials. London, 1774, maker Thomas Pitt. Condition good, minor age related wear. Length 33 cm. Weight 716g
A South Sea pearl and diamond dress ring. 18ct white gold, made as a vintage cluster style dress ring, set with a central off round South Sea pearl measuring approximately 12.7mm, silver white in colour with good lustre, framed by looped rails of baguette
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