22 September 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 3,500
Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800
A GEORGE III SILVER SWING-HANDLED CAKE BASKET
MARK OF WILLIAM PLUMMER, LONDON, 1762
Shaped oval, with rococo border, the sides pierced with panels of intersecting discs, diaperwork pierced with crosslets and beads and further panels pierced with quatrefoil and saltyre motifs, all separated by beaded rat-tails, raised on a pierced openwork rococo foot, the diaper-pierced handle centred by twin rococo cartouches, the centre engraved with neo-classical coat-of-arms within ribbon-tied wreath
14¾ in. (37.5 cm.)
43 oz. (1,333 gr.)
The coat-of-arms is recorded for Breton of Lincolnshire and Norfolk, Fordingham of Yorkshire, Forthingham of Hampshire, Houby of Leicestershire and Sayton.
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