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ANTIQUE SILVER BASKETS

Click on the antique silver baskets to see a more detailed picture of any basket. We have a wide range of sterling silver baskets in a variety of designs and shapes. Our antique silver baskets are available to purchase online or visit our store located in the London Silver Vaults and see them in person. You may also be interested in antique silver sugar baskets .

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An Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver very pretty table bread basket, having an oval body with hand-pierced geometrical decoration, with an applied shell and scroll border, and all sitting on four cast foliate feet. Made by William Hutton of Sheffield in 1909. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver bread basket are length 27 cms (10.5 inches), width 19 cms (7.5 inches), height 10 cms (4 inches), and it weighs approx. 446g (14 troy ounces).

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An Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver very pretty table bread basket, having an oval body with hand-pierced geometrical decoration, with an applied shell and scroll border, and all sitting on four cast foliate feet. Made by William Hutton of Sheffield in 1909. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver bread basket are length 27 cms (10.5 inches), width 19 cms (7.5 inches), height 10 cms (4 inches), and it weighs approx. 446g (14 troy ounces).

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Antique Edwardian sterling silver table basket, having a plain oval body with shaped border and applied reeded edge, a hinged reeded handle, and sitting on a collet foot with reeded border. Made by Charles Stuart Harris of London in 1903. Height inc. handle 20 cms (8 inches), length 23 cms (9 inches), 19 cms (7.5 inches). Weight approx. 339g (11 troy ounces).

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Antique Edwardian sterling silver table basket, having a plain oval body with shaped border and applied reeded edge, a hinged reeded handle, and sitting on a collet foot with reeded border. Made by Charles Stuart Harris of London in 1903. Height inc. handle 20 cms (8 inches), length 23 cms (9 inches), 19 cms (7.5 inches). Weight approx. 339g (11 troy ounces).

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Sterling silver basket, having a shaped oval body with hand-engraved swags of floral decoration together with hand-pierced bands above and below, an applied reeded border, a plain hinged swing-handle, and sitting on a pedestal foot. Made by Britton, Gould & Co., of Birmingham in 1936. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver basket are length 30 cms (11.75 inches), width 23 cms (9 inches), height 24 cms (9.5 inches), and it weighs approx. 632g (20 troy ounces).

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Sterling silver basket, having a shaped oval body with hand-engraved swags of floral decoration together with hand-pierced bands above and below, an applied reeded border, a plain hinged swing-handle, and sitting on a pedestal foot. Made by Britton, Gould & Co., of Birmingham in 1936. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver basket are length 30 cms (11.75 inches), width 23 cms (9 inches), height 24 cms (9.5 inches), and it weighs approx. 632g (20 troy ounces).

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A very pretty Antique Georgian Sterling Silver basket, having an oval body with an applied reeded border, with an upper band of hand-engraved and hand-pierced floral work, a hinged and reeded swing handle, all sitting on a geometrically hand-pierced collet foot. Made by Thomas Holland of London in 1796. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver basket are height 28 cms (11 inches), length 37 cms (14.5 inches), width 26 cms (10.25 inches), and it weighs approx. 792g (25.5 troy ounces). Please note that this basket is crested.

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A very pretty Antique Georgian Sterling Silver basket, having an oval body with an applied reeded border, with an upper band of hand-engraved and hand-pierced floral work, a hinged and reeded swing handle, all sitting on a geometrically hand-pierced collet foot. Made by Thomas Holland of London in 1796. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver basket are height 28 cms (11 inches), length 37 cms (14.5 inches), width 26 cms (10.25 inches), and it weighs approx. 792g (25.5 troy ounces). Please note that this basket is crested.

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An Antique Victorian Sterling Silver sweet-meat basket, having a round body with hand-chased floral decoration, a hinged hand-pierced and chased swing handle, and all sitting on a plain round pedestal foot. Made by Henry Wilkinson & Co., of London in 1893. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver basket are height 10 cms (4 inches), diameter 12.5 cms (5 inches), and it weighs approx. 147g (4.7 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Sterling Silver sweet-meat basket, having a round body with hand-chased floral decoration, a hinged hand-pierced and chased swing handle, and all sitting on a plain round pedestal foot. Made by Henry Wilkinson & Co., of London in 1893. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver basket are height 10 cms (4 inches), diameter 12.5 cms (5 inches), and it weighs approx. 147g (4.7 troy ounces).

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Antique Edwardian sterling silver sweet-meat basket, having a round tapering wire-work body, a  hinged and twisted swing handle, sitting on a plain round pedestal foot, and with an original blue-glass liner. Made by Hukin & Heath of Birmingham in 1902. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver sweet-meat basket are height inc. handle 15 cms (6 inches), diameter at lip 8.5 cms (3.3 inches), and it weighs approx. 128g (4 troy ounces).

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Antique Edwardian sterling silver sweet-meat basket, having a round tapering wire-work body, a hinged and twisted swing handle, sitting on a plain round pedestal foot, and with an original blue-glass liner. Made by Hukin & Heath of Birmingham in 1902. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver sweet-meat basket are height inc. handle 15 cms (6 inches), diameter at lip 8.5 cms (3.3 inches), and it weighs approx. 128g (4 troy ounces).

365

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An Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver sweet-meat basket, having a round body with tapering sides all hand-engraved and hand-pierced with neoclassical style decoration, a hinged swing handle with applied bead-work, sitting on a round pedestal foot, and with an original blue-glass liner. Made by Thomas Bradbury of London in 1902. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver sweet-meat basket are height inc. handle 16 cms (6.25 inches), diameter at lip 8.5 cms (3.3 inches), and it weighs approx. 140g (4.5 troy ounces).

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An Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver sweet-meat basket, having a round body with tapering sides all hand-engraved and hand-pierced with neoclassical style decoration, a hinged swing handle with applied bead-work, sitting on a round pedestal foot, and with an original blue-glass liner. Made by Thomas Bradbury of London in 1902. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver sweet-meat basket are height inc. handle 16 cms (6.25 inches), diameter at lip 8.5 cms (3.3 inches), and it weighs approx. 140g (4.5 troy ounces).

445

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Antique Georgian Old Sheffield plated swing-handled basket with floral edges and melon-style fluted body, sitting on a pedestal foot. Made in ca. 1825. Diameter 30 cms (12 inches), height without handle 9 cms (3.5 inches).

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Antique Georgian Old Sheffield plated swing-handled basket with floral edges and melon-style fluted body, sitting on a pedestal foot. Made in ca. 1825. Diameter 30 cms (12 inches), height without handle 9 cms (3.5 inches).

445

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Antique Victorian silver-plated bread basket, having a round body with basket-weave decoration, an applied wheat-sheaf border, a laurel-leaf engraved ground, a matching wheat-sheaf swing handle, and sitting on a weaved collet foot. Made in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine antique silver-plated bread basket are diameter 27 cms (10.5 inches), and height including handle 18 cms (7 inches).

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Antique Victorian silver-plated bread basket, having a round body with basket-weave decoration, an applied wheat-sheaf border, a laurel-leaf engraved ground, a matching wheat-sheaf swing handle, and sitting on a weaved collet foot. Made in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine antique silver-plated bread basket are diameter 27 cms (10.5 inches), and height including handle 18 cms (7 inches).

495

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An Antique Victorian Sterling Silver sweet-meat basket, having a round baluster body with gold-gilt interior and an applied gadroon border, with hand-chased floral decoration between four round vacant cartouches, a hinged and florally chased swing handle, and all sitting on a swirl-fluted pedestal foot. Made by Martin and Hall of London in 1871. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver basket are height 15 cms (6 inches), diameter 12.5 cms (5 inches), and it weighs approx. 224g (7.2 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Sterling Silver sweet-meat basket, having a round baluster body with gold-gilt interior and an applied gadroon border, with hand-chased floral decoration between four round vacant cartouches, a hinged and florally chased swing handle, and all sitting on a swirl-fluted pedestal foot. Made by Martin and Hall of London in 1871. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver basket are height 15 cms (6 inches), diameter 12.5 cms (5 inches), and it weighs approx. 224g (7.2 troy ounces).

495

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Antique Georgian Old Sheffield plated basket, having an oval body with hand-chased floral decoration in panels, a cast shell and floral border, a hinged swing handle, and all sitting on a pedestal foot. Made in ca. 1825. The dimensions of this fine hand-made Old Sheffield plated basket are height including handle 24 cms (9.5 inches), length 33 cms (13 inches), and width 30.5 cms (12 inches).

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Antique Georgian Old Sheffield plated basket, having an oval body with hand-chased floral decoration in panels, a cast shell and floral border, a hinged swing handle, and all sitting on a pedestal foot. Made in ca. 1825. The dimensions of this fine hand-made Old Sheffield plated basket are height including handle 24 cms (9.5 inches), length 33 cms (13 inches), and width 30.5 cms (12 inches).

595

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Antique Victorian sterling silver sweetmeat basket, having a round hand-pierced and chased body with floral decoration bead-edged borders, loop and knot handle, frosted glass liner, and sitting on a pierced pedestal foot. Made by the William Savory of London in 1863. Height including handle 18 cms (7 inches), diameter 13 cms (5 inches). Weight approx. 267g (8.6 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian sterling silver sweetmeat basket, having a round hand-pierced and chased body with floral decoration bead-edged borders, loop and knot handle, frosted glass liner, and sitting on a pierced pedestal foot. Made by the William Savory of London in 1863. Height including handle 18 cms (7 inches), diameter 13 cms (5 inches). Weight approx. 267g (8.6 troy ounces).

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An Antique Sterling Silver table bread basket, having a rectangular shape with a wire-work body, an applied gadroon border, with two scroll side-handles, and sitting on a collet foot. Made by George Hancock of London in 1912. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver bread basket are length 30.5 cms (12 inches), width 17 cms (6.75 inches), height 8 cms (3 inches), and it weighs approx. 527g (17 troy ounces).

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An Antique Sterling Silver table bread basket, having a rectangular shape with a wire-work body, an applied gadroon border, with two scroll side-handles, and sitting on a collet foot. Made by George Hancock of London in 1912. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver bread basket are length 30.5 cms (12 inches), width 17 cms (6.75 inches), height 8 cms (3 inches), and it weighs approx. 527g (17 troy ounces).

795

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A Sterling Silver very pretty table basket, having an oval body with hand-pierced floral decoration, and sitting on a pedestal foot, with applied shaped borders. Made by Walker & Hall of Sheffield in 1929. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver basket are length 24 cms (9.5 inches), width 17 cms (6.75 inches), height 11 cms (4.25 inches), and it weighs approx. 465g (15 troy ounces).

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A Sterling Silver very pretty table basket, having an oval body with hand-pierced floral decoration, and sitting on a pedestal foot, with applied shaped borders. Made by Walker & Hall of Sheffield in 1929. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver basket are length 24 cms (9.5 inches), width 17 cms (6.75 inches), height 11 cms (4.25 inches), and it weighs approx. 465g (15 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian sterling silver table basket, having an oval hand-pierced and engraved body with floral decoration, with cast floral borders, and sitting on four cast floral feet. Made by D. & J. Wellby of London in 1901. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver basket are length 18 cms (7 inches), width 16 cms (6.25 inches), height 9 cms (3.5 inches), and it weighs approx. 336g (10.8 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian sterling silver table basket, having an oval hand-pierced and engraved body with floral decoration, with cast floral borders, and sitting on four cast floral feet. Made by D. & J. Wellby of London in 1901. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver basket are length 18 cms (7 inches), width 16 cms (6.25 inches), height 9 cms (3.5 inches), and it weighs approx. 336g (10.8 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Sterling Silver table basket, having an oval hand-pierced body with very pretty floral decoration, with cast floral & scroll  borders, and sitting on four cast floral and scroll feet. Made by James Dixon & Sons of Sheffield in 1901. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver basket are length 21 cms (8.25 inches), width 16 cms (6.25 inches), height 8 cms (3.25 inches), and it weighs approx. 356g (11.5 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Sterling Silver table basket, having an oval hand-pierced body with very pretty floral decoration, with cast floral & scroll borders, and sitting on four cast floral and scroll feet. Made by James Dixon & Sons of Sheffield in 1901. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver basket are length 21 cms (8.25 inches), width 16 cms (6.25 inches), height 8 cms (3.25 inches), and it weighs approx. 356g (11.5 troy ounces).

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An Antique Edwardian pair of Sterling silver table baskets, having oval bodies with hand-pierced scroll-work decoration, with hand-chased floral borders, and sitting on matching pierced & scroll feet. Made by Charles Boyton of London in 1902. The dimensions of this fine pair of antique silver baskets are length 27 cms (10.75 inches), width 18.5 cms (7.25 inches), height 9 cms (3.5 inches), and they weigh a total of approx. 586g (19 troy ounces).

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An Antique Edwardian pair of Sterling silver table baskets, having oval bodies with hand-pierced scroll-work decoration, with hand-chased floral borders, and sitting on matching pierced & scroll feet. Made by Charles Boyton of London in 1902. The dimensions of this fine pair of antique silver baskets are length 27 cms (10.75 inches), width 18.5 cms (7.25 inches), height 9 cms (3.5 inches), and they weigh a total of approx. 586g (19 troy ounces).

1,145

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An Antique Georgian Sterling Silver sweet-meat basket with swing-handle, having wire-work decoration with applied grape-vines and leaves, a shaped rope-twist border, a hinged twisted handle, and all sitting on a plain collet foot. Made by Edward Aldridge of London in 1760. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver sweetmeat basket are length 16 cms (6.3 inches), width 13 cms (5 inches), height 13 cms (5 inches), and it weighs approx. 155g (5 troy ounces).

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An Antique Georgian Sterling Silver sweet-meat basket with swing-handle, having wire-work decoration with applied grape-vines and leaves, a shaped rope-twist border, a hinged twisted handle, and all sitting on a plain collet foot. Made by Edward Aldridge of London in 1760. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver sweetmeat basket are length 16 cms (6.3 inches), width 13 cms (5 inches), height 13 cms (5 inches), and it weighs approx. 155g (5 troy ounces).

1,175

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An Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver basket, having a rectangular body, with an applied gadroon and shell border, a hinged and swing handle with gadroon edges, all sitting on a plain pedestal foot. Made by the Barnard Brothers of London in 1903. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver basket are height 21 cms (8.25 inches), length 27.5 cms (10.75 inches), width 20.5 cms (8 inches), and it weighs approx. 701g (22.6 troy ounces).

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An Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver basket, having a rectangular body, with an applied gadroon and shell border, a hinged and swing handle with gadroon edges, all sitting on a plain pedestal foot. Made by the Barnard Brothers of London in 1903. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver basket are height 21 cms (8.25 inches), length 27.5 cms (10.75 inches), width 20.5 cms (8 inches), and it weighs approx. 701g (22.6 troy ounces).

1,275

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An Antique early Victorian large Sterling Silver table basket, having a round body with hand-pierced floral decoration within melon fluted panels, an applied cast floral and scroll border, and sitting on a melon fluted pedestal foot. Made by the Barnard Brothers of London in 1845. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver basket are diameter 36 cms (14.25 inches), height 11 cms (4.25 inches), and it weighs approx. 1,082g (35 troy ounces).

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An Antique early Victorian large Sterling Silver table basket, having a round body with hand-pierced floral decoration within melon fluted panels, an applied cast floral and scroll border, and sitting on a melon fluted pedestal foot. Made by the Barnard Brothers of London in 1845. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver basket are diameter 36 cms (14.25 inches), height 11 cms (4.25 inches), and it weighs approx. 1,082g (35 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian German silver flower basket, having a hand-pierced body with hand-chased floral and cherub decoration, a lobed blue-glass liner, swing handle, and sitting on a pedestal foot. Made in Germany in ca. 1880. Height inc. handle 41 cms (16 inches), length 24 cms (9.5 inches), width 18 cms (7 inches). Weight approx. 765g (24.7 troy ounces). Please note that this piece is made from 800 standard silver.

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Antique Victorian German silver flower basket, having a hand-pierced body with hand-chased floral and cherub decoration, a lobed blue-glass liner, swing handle, and sitting on a pedestal foot. Made in Germany in ca. 1880. Height inc. handle 41 cms (16 inches), length 24 cms (9.5 inches), width 18 cms (7 inches). Weight approx. 765g (24.7 troy ounces). Please note that this piece is made from 800 standard silver.

2,145

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Antique Georgian sterling silver basket, having an oval body with an applied reeded edge, with a band of hand-engraved floral work and acorns, a hinged and reeded swing handle, all sitting on a collet foot. Made in London in 1800. The dimensions of this hand-made silver basket are height 27 cms (10.5 inches), length 35.5 cms (14 inches), width 23.5 cms (9.5 inches), and it weighs approx. 687g (22 troy ounces). Please note that although the hallmarks are rubbed the date letter E is evident.

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Antique Georgian sterling silver basket, having an oval body with an applied reeded edge, with a band of hand-engraved floral work and acorns, a hinged and reeded swing handle, all sitting on a collet foot. Made in London in 1800. The dimensions of this hand-made silver basket are height 27 cms (10.5 inches), length 35.5 cms (14 inches), width 23.5 cms (9.5 inches), and it weighs approx. 687g (22 troy ounces). Please note that although the hallmarks are rubbed the date letter E is evident.

2,375

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Antique Victorian sterling silver bread / fruit basket, having an oval body with hand-pierced geometrical and floral decoration, an applied cast bead border, two cast and hinged side-handles, and all sitting on a pedestal foot. Made by Edward and John Barnard of London in 1862. Length 34 cms (13.5 inches), width 26.5 cms (10.5 inches), height 11.5 cms (4.5 inches). Weight approx. 1,099g (35.5 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian sterling silver bread / fruit basket, having an oval body with hand-pierced geometrical and floral decoration, an applied cast bead border, two cast and hinged side-handles, and all sitting on a pedestal foot. Made by Edward and John Barnard of London in 1862. Length 34 cms (13.5 inches), width 26.5 cms (10.5 inches), height 11.5 cms (4.5 inches). Weight approx. 1,099g (35.5 troy ounces).

2,475

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Antique Georgian sterling silver basket, having a rectangular body, with applied gadroon borders, a band of hand-engraved floral work, a central cartouche with matching engraving, a hinged and swing handle, all sitting on a pedestal foot. Made by David and Robert Hennell (Poss.) of London in 1804. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver basket are height 25 cms (10 inches), length 31 cms (12.25 inches), width 24 cms (9.5 inches), and it weighs approx. 1,021g (33 troy ounces).

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Antique Georgian sterling silver basket, having a rectangular body, with applied gadroon borders, a band of hand-engraved floral work, a central cartouche with matching engraving, a hinged and swing handle, all sitting on a pedestal foot. Made by David and Robert Hennell (Poss.) of London in 1804. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver basket are height 25 cms (10 inches), length 31 cms (12.25 inches), width 24 cms (9.5 inches), and it weighs approx. 1,021g (33 troy ounces).

2,575

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Antique Georgian sterling silver basket, having an oval body with an applied bead edge, a hand-pierced border, with bands of hand-engraved floral work, a hinged and reeded swing handle, all sitting on a hand-pierced collet foot. Made by John Deaken of London in 1777. Height 25.5 cms (10 inches), length 34 cms (13.5 inches), width 25 cms (10 inches). Weight approx. 722g (23.3 troy ounces).

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Antique Georgian sterling silver basket, having an oval body with an applied bead edge, a hand-pierced border, with bands of hand-engraved floral work, a hinged and reeded swing handle, all sitting on a hand-pierced collet foot. Made by John Deaken of London in 1777. Height 25.5 cms (10 inches), length 34 cms (13.5 inches), width 25 cms (10 inches). Weight approx. 722g (23.3 troy ounces).

2,775

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Antique Victorian large sterling silver table basket, in an asymmetrical Art Nouveau style, having an oval hand-pierced body with hand-chased floral decoration, with cast floral and bead-edged borders, and sitting on a matching pedestal foot. Made by Martin Hall & Co., of Sheffield in 1892. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver basket are length 27.5 cms (10.75 inches), width 23 cms (9 inches), height 21.5 cms (8.5 inches), and it weighs approx. 1,100g (35.5 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian large sterling silver table basket, in an asymmetrical Art Nouveau style, having an oval hand-pierced body with hand-chased floral decoration, with cast floral and bead-edged borders, and sitting on a matching pedestal foot. Made by Martin Hall & Co., of Sheffield in 1892. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver basket are length 27.5 cms (10.75 inches), width 23 cms (9 inches), height 21.5 cms (8.5 inches), and it weighs approx. 1,100g (35.5 troy ounces).

2,785

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Antique Georgian sterling silver hand-pierced basket with swing-handle, having bands of floral piercing divided by hand-chased bead-work, an applied cast floral border, a cast floral swing-handle, and sitting on a pierced collet foot with rope-twist border. Made by Richard Mills of London in 1772. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver basket are length 30.5 cms (12 inches), width 27.5 cms (10.75 inches), height 28 cms (11 inches), and it weighs approx. 937g (30 troy ounces).

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Antique Georgian sterling silver hand-pierced basket with swing-handle, having bands of floral piercing divided by hand-chased bead-work, an applied cast floral border, a cast floral swing-handle, and sitting on a pierced collet foot with rope-twist border. Made by Richard Mills of London in 1772. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver basket are length 30.5 cms (12 inches), width 27.5 cms (10.75 inches), height 28 cms (11 inches), and it weighs approx. 937g (30 troy ounces).

5,275

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An Antique Georgian Sterling Silver basket, having an oval body with an applied shaped gadroon border, with hand-pierced panels separated by bands of bead-work, a hinged swing handle, and all sitting on a a matching pierced foot. Made by Edward Aldridge of London in 1767. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver basket are height 25 cms (9.75 inches), length 37 cms (14.5 inches), width 31 cms (12.25 inches), and it weighs approx. 900g (29 troy ounces).

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An Antique Georgian Sterling Silver basket, having an oval body with an applied shaped gadroon border, with hand-pierced panels separated by bands of bead-work, a hinged swing handle, and all sitting on a a matching pierced foot. Made by Edward Aldridge of London in 1767. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver basket are height 25 cms (9.75 inches), length 37 cms (14.5 inches), width 31 cms (12.25 inches), and it weighs approx. 900g (29 troy ounces).

5,475

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Learn more about antique silver BASKETS here.

Antique Silver BASKETS description:

A receptacle for bread, cake, fruit or sweetmeats. Often oval but sometimes round, and having a looped handle either fixed or hinged to swing.

Antique Silver BASKETS history:

The earliest known examples date from about 1730, but there are some very rare circular ones from before this. They were made throughout the Georgian and Victorian periods and are still being made today.

Antique Silver BASKETS design:

Some were rectangular but the vast majority were made oval or round. They were always made with loop handles, sometimes fixed, but more often hinged to swing. Many were hand-pierced or were made from wire-work silver. This allowed the colour of the fruit or sweetmeats to be seen. The foot was often based on a collet or pedestal design, although there were some with applied cast foliate feet.

Antique Silver BASKETS collectors note:

The level of craftsmanship and their aesthetic qualities determine their value. The piercing should be checked closely to make sure that no sections are missing. The bases are often thin or springy due to the removal of armorial crests. The swing handles should be part-marked, although early examples were not. But they must also be undamaged with good clear hallmarks, crisp detail, and well-fitting tight hinges.



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