Description and Details
This wonderful Victorian solid silver basket was made by silversmith William Mammatt & Son of Sheffield in 1898.
The basket features intricate floral chasing on the interior with an alternating background between plain and stippled sections that cover the sides of the basket, leaving the centre to be unembellished.
The handle of the basket features a collapsible swing handle with a dual-banded structure with three beads in between the two bands.
The bowl of the basket has flared sides with a practical amount of space, ideal for holding flowers, fruits or berries on your dining table or as part of your interior decor.
Four beaded feet support the basket and raise the entire profile by a slight amount.
Solid silver baskets were traditionally used by servants who would carry food to serve the owners of wealthy households, however, later on, such baskets were often also used to hold flowers as the 'flower girls'/'junior bridesmaids' would scatter the petals in a celebratory manner.
A painting of a Victorian Wedding Scene.
Full set of English hallmarks are clearly marked on the interior of the basket.
An attractive, ornate and practical piece of English antique silverware - ideal for multiple practical uses such as interior decoration with flowers or as an indulging manner to enjoy some fruits/cakes/berries of your choice.
- Beautiful fully chased floral design.
- Accommodating size, practical for modern-day usage.
- Excellent Shape for holding fruits or flowers.
- Size (mm) L:225mm W:180mm H:60mm (180mm inc handle)
- Size (inches) L:8.85 W:7.08 H:2.36 (7.08 inc handle)
- Weight: 342 grams (12.06 oz)
Excellent Condition - The basket is in excellent antique condition with no damage or issues. Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
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