29 November 2007
THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLEMAN
A GEORGE II SILVER BASKET
MARK OF JOHN JACOB, LONDON, 1736
Shaped oval and on short openwork foot, the sides pierced with scrolls and latticework, the fixed overhead handle with leaf-capped scrolls and engraved diaperwork, the base applied later with a circular shield and engraved with a cypher below a baron's coronet, marked underneath and on handle, the base further engraved with a scratchweight '56"15'
12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) wide
54 oz. (1,689 gr.)
The cypher is that of the Barons Ashburton, perhaps for Louisa Caroline Baring (1827-1903), second wife of William Bingham Baring, 2nd Baron Ashburton (1799-1864).
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