London, South Kensington
21 November 2001
THE PROPERTY OF A FAMILY
A GEORGE III SILVER BASKET
MARK OF WILLIAM EATON, 1816
the rectangular basket with rounded corners and a gadroon motif rim, centrally engraved with a coat-of-arms, with an overhead swing handle and raised on a pedestal foot - 33cm (13 in), 32oz.
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The arms are those of Simpson, possibly for Richard Simpson Esq. (b.1793) of Mellor Lodge, co. Derby and The Cliffe, Douglas, Isle of Man, who married Jane, only daughter of Thomas Beard Esq., of Gorton House, Lancashire, in 1815.
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