A GEORGE III SILVER CAKE BASKET
Maker's mark of Hester Bateman, London, 1779
Oval, on guilloche pierced base, the ground engraved with coat-of-arms and crest, the spreading sides pierced with pales, circles and arcades, wrigglework and bright-cut engraved with husk swags, linked by alternate covered urn and tied ribbon, with pierced guilloche border, with applied beaded rim, with swing handle with bright-cut engraving and with beaded rims--fully marked on body, maker's mark and lion passant on handle--13in. (33.6cm.) long, 22.5oz.