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.
These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only.

Pair of sterling silver basket shaped bonbon dishes with crystal bases

A fine Edwardian gilded sterling silver Sweet meat basket, 1907 London, with maker's mark for Lionel Alfred Crichton, the heavy gauge gilt washed basket of flaring oval form with a swing handle, pierced and profusely decorated to the body with flowers

A sterling silver bonbon basket, with swing handle, embossed scroll work and pierced body. H. Matthews Birmingham 1911, retail by Flavelle, Sydney. Total weight 241g.

Sterling silver bon bon basket hallmarked Birmingham 1901,with cobalt blue glass lining

Hallmarked sterling silver pierced sweet meats basket, Birmingham 1919-30, approx 89grams and approx 5 cm high, 16 cm long

A pair of sterling silver Sweet meat baskets, 1908 Chester, with maker's marks for George Nathan and Ridley Hayes, the swing handled rectangular baskets of tapering form with a fluted design to the body surmounted by a pierced quatrefoil gallery, the pedes

A pair of sterling silver Edwardian sweetmeat baskets, 1904 and 1908, with maker's marks for C S Harris & Sons Ltd, the oval baskets of neoclassical design with piercings, laurel swags and paterae throughout, with beaded edges and swing handles and raised

Sterling silver sweetmeat basket by Robert Hennell, London 1793

An early George III sterling silver sweetmeat basket, 1772 London, with maker's mark possibly Ma, the reticulated chalice raised on a pedestal foot, with Adams style swags and cast classical scene roundels, the lower section with a radiating feather design

A Georgian sterling silver bon bon basket with repousse floral fluted decoration and swing handle on circular foot. Possibly Thomas Freeman. London 1767. Length 15.5 cm

George III hallmarked sterling silver & gilt sweet basket. London 1770, maker Edw Aldridge. Pierced decoration; swing handle; gilded interior with insignia. Diameter 16 cm. Weight 150g

A George III silver sweetmeat basket, oval shape with everted rim, the sides decoratively pierced with scale and flowerhead patterns, the rim with a twisted gadroon and floral border, the swing handle of twin plyed ribbon work. London 1770. Weight 125gms

A sterling silver pierced sweet basket, French, early 19th century. 22 cm wide

A sterling silver sweet basket, London 1765, maker F D Aldridge. 15 cm wide

Antique Dutch silver pieced sweetmeat basket, year mark for 1922

An Edwardian silver and mother-of-pearl bonbon basket, the oval shell basket with silver rope and ball swing handle, strap mount and pedestal base. Birmingham 190.6 cm

Hallmarked sterling silver sweet meat basket Chester, 1936. Height 8 cm. Weight 120g

Georgian silver sweet meat basket London, 1796. Height 9.5 cm. Weight 170g

A sterling silver bon-bon basket walker & Hall, Sheffield, 1918/8 the hexagonal basket with a rolled edge and plain upper register above a finely pierced register, on a moulded hexagonal foot. Height 5 cm. Width 9 cm. Weight 57.5gr.

A fine Victorian sterling silver bonbon basket, with pierced floral tendril pattern and raised Baroque scroll handles, borders and feet. W. Comyns, London 1896. Width 22 cm

A late-Victorian silver sweetmeat basket, foliate relief decoration and quatrefoil-lattice pierced sides; Sheffield 1894. Diameter 19 cm. Weight 160g

An Edwardian silver sweetmeat basket, hexafoil, pierced; C S green, Birmingham 1910. Diameter 10 cm. Weight 56g

Victorian sterling silver bon bon basket, Attractively pierced body and sprays of berries, the handle fixed and standing on acanthus feet. Height 16 cm

A sterling silver bonbon circular basket beaded wavy rim above the pierced walls, embossed swing handle. Birmingham 1908. Diameter 8.5 cm

A sterling silver bon bon basket by William Hutton & Sons London 1927.