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A Magnificent English,victorian, Sterling Silver Bacchus And Maiden Fruit Basket For Sale
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A MAGNIFICENT ENGLISH,VICTORIAN, STERLING SILVER BACCHUS AND MAIDEN FRUIT BASKET
PRESENTED IS AN EXCEPTIONALLY WELL-CRAFTED STERLING SILVER FRUIT BASKET BY THE RENOWNED HENRY WILKINSON & Co., LONDON, 1862;THE PRESENT BASKET IS A RE-CREATION OF A DESIGN WILKINSON FIRST INTRODUCED IN 1839.BASED ON THE SUPERIOR QUALITY OF THIS ITEM'S CRAFTSMANSHIP TOGETHER WITH A LACK OF MONOGRAM, CREST, OR COAT OF ARMS; THE ITEM WAS IN ALL LIKELIHOOD CREATED FOR THE GREAT INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF 1862 IN WHICH WILKINSON PARTICIPATED FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS OF THE FIRM'S BACCHUS SILVER IN THE EXHIBITION OF 1852;OF CLASSIC RAISED FORM WITH GENTLY UNDULATING SIDES WITH RAISED LEAF AND VINE RIM. ADORNED WITH AN INTRICATE SERIES OF MASTERFULLY RAISED BACCHUS AND MAIDEN MASKS WITH LIFE-LIKE EXPRESSIONS-- EACH DISTINCT FROM THE OTHERS WITH THE HEADS POSITIONED IN A FRAME OF GRAPE AND RUFFLED LEAF, THE SWING HANDLE WITH SUSPENDED CLUSTERS OF LEAF. ALL ATOP AN ORNATE CONDITION SAVE FOR AGE-APPROPRIATE WEAR;DIAMETER: 13 3/4";WEIGHT: 47 7/10 STANDARD OUNCES
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A Magnificent English,victorian, Sterling Silver Bacchus And Maiden Fruit Basket: $5,800