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 handle is slightly loose but it will stand up if carefully positioned.
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 fully hallmarked on the underside will English marks.
*Images with other wares are solely for display purposes - all other items may also be purchased separately.
- 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. Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
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