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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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

Good George lll Irish sterling silver basket, hallmarked Dublin 1795, 277g approx., 17 cm wide approx.

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.

Sterling silver pierced basket by Walker & Hall, Sheffield 1902, with embossed mask ends and profuse star pirced trellis design, 324 grams, 27 cm width

Art Nouveau Russian silver basket, with pierced sides and geometric shaped handles, Moscow (maker BA), 84 zolotnik purity (875), 35.3 cm wide, 10.5 cm high, 697 grams approx

A George III sterling silver oval pierced swing handled basket by George Baskerville, London 1760, 14 cm wide, 125 grams

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;

Two sterling silver pierced baskets, hallmarked Birmingham 1919

Sterling silver sweetmeats basket on stem with swing handle, George III London 1797, approx. 6 oz. troy

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