18 March 2005
A GEORGE III SILVER SUGAR BASKET
LONDON, 1795, MARK OF H?
Oval, on oval foot, the body with bright-cut border, one side engraved with W, within a cartouche, with overhead swing handle, marked under base
6 in. (15.2 cm.) long; 5 oz. (164 gr.)
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