Learn about Baskets - Silver

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.

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An 800 silver basket, with swing handle weighing 164gm.

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

Victorian sterling silver pierced basket, Sheffield 1897

Antique Oriental filigree silver basket, 11 cm high approx., 200g approx.

George III sterling silver swing handled basket plain circular stemmed design with fluted rim, gilded interior and engraved crest, London, 1792, maker Robert Sharpe, 13 cm dia

Russian silver basket on three ball feet with swing handle and gilt interior, 84 zolotnik purity, 180 grams

A sterling silver swing handled pierced work basket, Sheffield 1853, 28 x 35 cm, 705g

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

Sterling silver basket with blue glass insert hallmarked Birmingham1927, with pierced decoration, 81grams approx (without glass)

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

Russian silver basket, marked to base, 170grams approx

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

A pair of Edward VII silver baskets, shaped circular hexafoil pierced, curved handles, three pedestal feet; Hardy Brothers, Birmingham, 1909. Weight 195g.

Mexican sterling silver wine basket having woven detail. Taxco, maker Villasana. Condition good, some tarnishing. Length 25 cm. Weight 476g

Israeli silver pierced dish with basket decoration, 20 cm wide, 216 grams approx.

Sterling silver basket hallmarked London 1919, (maker Charles & Richard Comyns) 103grams approx

Rare Dutch miniature silver basket, decorated with village and country scenes. W 83gms

Small sterling silver basket, with swing handle & pierced sides, hallmarked Birmingham 1915 (H.M.), 9 cm wide, 7.5 cm high, 47 grams approx

A Victorian silver basket, pierced form with floral border, blue glass inlay. Swing handle missing a/f. Possibly Eb (mark obscured) London, 1860.

A silver basket, open pierced form, footed base, scrolled floral handles; William Hutton & Sons Ltd, Sheffield, 1918. Weight 385g.

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)

Large sterling silver basket with pierced decoration, hallmarked Sheffield 1936, 366g approx., 29.5 cm wide approx.

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

Sterling silver butter basket on four feet, hallmarked Chester 1926, with cobalt blue glass lining

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

A late-Victorian silver basket, oval, pierced; Henry Matthews, Birmingham 1899.

An Edwardian silver swing-handled basket with a gadroon edge set on ball feet; William Adams Ltd, Birmingham, 1911. Weight 575g.

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

Mexican sterling silver wine basket having woven detail Taxco, maker J Veles. Condition good, some tarnishing. Length 31 cm. Weight 473g

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 Continental 800 standard silver strawberry basket of circular shape with elaborate pierced decoration, including a frieze of trailing grape vines. Impressed marks. Diameter 22.5 cm

Continental silver footed basket, approx. 16 oz. troy

An Edwardian silver basket, oval, pierced; Levi & Salaman, Birmingham 1907.

Mexican sterling silver basket having woven detail. Condition good, some tarnishing. Height 15.5 cm. Weight 239g

Victorian sterling silver basket hallmarked London 1860, 10.5 cm high, swing handle missing, 201 grams approx

Edwardian sterling silver basket engraved Wroxham Regatta 1910, hallmarked London 1905, 420 grams

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