A Victorian silver basket, maker Martin & Hall Sheffield 1897 of rectangular form with swing handle pierced with chased flower head decoration on four scrolled feet. Depth 18 cm. Length 29 cm. Height 18 cm
chasing. The method of decorating gold and silver objects using a punch and hammer so that the design appears in relief.
Flat or surface chasing is done from the front giving the item definition, but not cutting into the metal.
Chasing is the opposite technique to repousse, but an object that has repousse work, may then have chasing applied to create a finished piece.
The buyers premium is an additional percentage charge on the hammer price of the item, imposed by the auction house to cover administrative costs. The buyers premium percentage varies between auction houses, with a range of 12.5% to 22%.