• Christie's Interiors - Style & auction at Christies

    Sale 5924

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    22 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 92

    A GEORGE III SILVER SWING-HANDLED CAKE BASKET

    MARK OF WILLIAM PLUMMER, LONDON, 1762

    Price Realised  

    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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