10 June 2008
A GEORGE III SILVER BASKET
MARK OF BENJAMIN AND JAMES SMITH, LONDON, 1809
Circular and on spreading foot, the border with openwork wheat and foliage and with a ribbon-tied reeded rim heightened with fruiting grapevines, with overhead swing handle applied with flower, the base cast to simulate wicker, engraved with initials, marked underneath and on handle
12 3/8 in. (31.3 cm.) diam.
49 oz. (1,518 gr.)
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