Description and Details
We are delighted to offer this magnificent large solid sterling silver basket made by Joseph & John Angell in London, 1835.This impressive basket features an array of highly desirable characteristics ranging from the use of a very sturdy gauge of silver for its formation to the fine and intricate chased floral embellishments.
The bowl section is supported by a large and sturdy pedestal foot that has been elegantly shaped. A particularly noteworthy feature of this basket is in the intricacy of the craftsmanship in presenting an asymmetric and elegant Rococo (Rocaille) design with curved edges, wrythen sides and a highly ornate floral/foliate chased design. The handle of the basket is equally stylish with further Rococo decorations and a central cartouche with a griffin's head crest. The centre of the basket is left plain with a spectacular hand-engraved coat of arms for Kipping impaling another and a presentation message below which reads as follows: “Presented by Sir John Hanmer, Bart, to Thomas Trevor Mather Esqr March 1st 1836”.Due to the large size of the basket, in the modern-day, it may be used for various purposes from simply a stylish interior display piece to a practical serving basket with your favourite foods and sweets. The basket is hallmarked on the underside with English marks and partial marks on the side of the handle.
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- Size (mm) W:315mm H:270mm
- Size (inches) W:12.4 H:10.6
- Weight: 1020 grams (36 oz)
Excellent Condition - The basket is in excellent antique condition with no damage or issues other than very slight surface wear as expected with age.
We aim to overemphasize and state these issues to avoid disappointment and thus please rest assured they are not significant nor affect the usage of the items.
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