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.
George III sterling silver filigree basket, with floral decoration and handle, engraved with stag's head and motto 'Vigilantia robur voluptas' (Hunter Family of County Durham), total weight 1480gm, 33 cm x 37 cm x 32 cm
A fine Georgian sterling silver swing handled basket, 1819 Sheffield, with maker's marks for James Kirkby, Waterhouse & Co, a heavy gauge rectangular boat shaped basket with gadroon edges and acanthus embellished corners, the rims with a continuous
A fine Georgian sterling silver swing handled basket, circa 1818 London, with maker's mark for Solomon Hougham, Solomon Royes & John East Dix, rubbed marks, a heavy gauge rectangular boat shaped basket with gadroon edges, an ogee profile tiered rim
A Polish.800 silver Wirework basket, after 1963, with maker's mark Rr, fashioned as an oval basket with wire twists forming a lattice design, with scrolled motifs to the edges and raised on wire twist legs with ball terminals; hallmarked to upper edge.
An impressive Victorian pair of sterling silver comports by George Fox, London 1862 each designed with an embossed circular pedestal base supporting three playful putti holding aloft a wire work basket and cut glass bowl, 36.5 cm high, 25 cm diameter, 2,39
A pretty reticulated sterling silver and purple glass swing handled basket, 1911 London, with maker's mark for William Comyns, the flaring small basket with trailing flowers and ribbons, with a gadrooned rim and rope twist grape vine handle; hallmarked
A late Victorian sterling silver pierced swing handled basket, 1898 Sheffield, with maker's mark for Thomas Bradbury & Sons, an elegant basket with an undulating ribbed rim with a wide bright cut border of delicate scrollwork and garlands between c
A rococo revival silver centre bowl. Late 19th century, Hanau, with partial marks of Schleissner & Sohne (eagle and sword) with fleur-de-lys mark and letter, the pierced oval basket with undulating rims, with romantic couples in a pastoral setting with flo
An Edwardian sterling silver pierced pedestal basket, 1903 Sheffield, with maker's marks for James Dixon & Sons, the heavy gauge basket profusely embellished with pierced motifs within spiral scrolled ribs and having leafy and shell form cast rims;
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
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