Antique Silver George III Old Sheffield Plate Basket made in c.1785


A rare neoclassical George III period old Sheffield plate basket engraved with the initials "ER" below a lion rampant crest.

Date 1785
Location Sheffield
Stock Number W160x19
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A rare neoclassical George III period old Sheffield plate basket engraved with the initials “ER” below a lion rampant crest.

The armorial is in a lozenge shape surround, indicating it was specially made for a lady.

The basket is unusual as the great majority of 18th century baskets are made with a swing-handle (for serving). It is quite possible that this basket could have been used for needlework, as well as for fruit or cakes.

A very pretty and unusual piece which is in good condition.

A similar basket from the 18th century is illustrated in Bradbury’s 1912 book on old Sheffield plate.

Dimensions: height 14.6 cm, length 38.5 cm, width 24.2 cm

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