During the 18th century the use of silver objects by Dutch households became more common. The breadbasket beame very popular. The large breadbaskets were of heavy quality and often by the best craftsmen of Holland like Isacq Samual Busard and Engelbert Joosten from The Hague.
Breadbaskets are a typical Dutch product. England produced breadbaskets but these were often circular with a swing handle in contrast to the Dutch mainly oval shaped baskets. During the first half of the 18th century fewer breadbaskets were produced and the oblong cakebasket became en vogue and may have been used for cake and bread. A breadbasket with swing handle is illustrated in: Citroen, K.A. et.al., Meesterwerken in zilver, Amsterdams zilver 1520-1820, Lochner, 1984, no. 234, p. 185.