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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George III sterling silver sugar basket, hallmarked, London, 1783, Hester Bateman, set with blue glass liner, with looped beaded handle, above a tapering body, with pierced scrolled decoration, on a square foot, total weight 209gm (silver), height 14.5 cm
English hallmarked sterling silver George III sugar basket with a blue glass insert, having a plain oval body, a reeded border, with swing-handle, & sitting on a pedestal foot. London, 1799, maker Peter & Ann Bateman. Condition: good, early chips t
A George III Irish silver sugar basket, boat shaped, raised on a conforming oval foot and a wavy swing handle, engraved with a foliate border between wriggle work, engraved to either side with a shield shaped cartouche. Dublin 1800 by Gustavus Byrne. 298gm
English hallmarked sterling silver George III sugar basket having a pierced foliate body, rope twist swing handle all standing on a pierced beaded pedestal foot, with a blue glass liner. London, 1776, maker William Plummer. Condition good, minor age relate
A George III Irish silver swing handle sugar basket, maker, Dublin 1801 and a George III creamer, Solomon Hougham, London 1794 the boat shaped basket standing on an oval pedestal, bright-cut engraved border and a bright-cut crest to one side and a monogram
An English sterling silver sugar basket, Sheffield 1901, with maker's mark for Joseph Rodgers & Sons, of boat shape form with a simple swing strap handle, the body pierced and scrolled and with plain cartouches and having a blue glass liner; hallmarked to
A George III silver sugar basket, of boat shape with fine reeded swing handle and rim with two pierced and engraved bands to top and centre, spreading oval foot with fine reeded decoration and wiggle work engraving, rectangular shaped blank cartouche to ea
A sterling silver sugar basket, Charles Boyton & Son Ltd, Birmingham, 1930/1, the bulging sides with panels pierced with stylized floral decoration enclosing a cobalt glass liner, with an arched swing handle. Height 12.5 cm. (handle raised). Width 7.5 cm.
English silver sugar basket, with grapevine swing handle and Bristol blue glass liner, elaborately pierced and chased with exotic birds amongst branches forming a cartouche engraved with a crowned crest and military trophies. Marks: London c1853, maker: Dh
A Georgian style sterling silver sugar basket of boat shape raised on a conforming foot and with pierced gallery, swing handle and blue glass liner (chipped). Sheffield 1917 by Thomas Bradbury & Sons Ltd. 125gms
Sugar basket, hemispherical openwork body of vertical wires with leaf, floral and tendril application, having ropework border and matching swing handle and all on matching pierced spreading foot and blue glass liner, bearing uncertain makers mark and marks
A George III silver swing-handled sugar basket, by Charles Chesterman, London 1796, of oval form and pierced with bands of vertical slats with swags piercing between, raised on a spread circular foot and having a blue glass liner. Length 18.5 cm, weight 7.
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