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Antique Mappin Webb Silver Plate Chick & Eggs Basket Eggshell Egg Cup Set For Sale
Antique Mappin Webb Silver Plate Chick & Eggs Basket Eggshell Egg Cup Set
A rare silver plated figural egg cup set by Mappin & Webb, dating to c. 1900
The set consists of a woven circular basket with a newly hatched chick perched on the rim. Inside the basket are 3 egg cups in the form of newly hatched chicks eggshells.
The chick sits on the rim of the basket with outspread short wings. There are also spacers in the form of corn sheaf attached to the rim of the basket - one between each of the 3 eggcups.
The woven basket has 3 circular supports to the interior upon which the egg cups are placed.
The egg cups have gilt interiors & are in the form of cracked eggshells. The base of the egg cups have beaded decoration.
The base of the basket is marked; Triple Deposit (& Logo), Mappin & Webb's Prince's Plate, London & Sheffield, with the engraved number W 1892
Condition; the condition is overall very good. there is no damage. there is tarnish to the interior gilding of the egg cups & the interior base of the basket.
Size; the basket on its own has a diameter of 4 1/2 inches and a height of approx 1 3/8ths inches. the basket with the chick measures 5 1/2 inches x 4 1/2 inches, and a height of 3 3/4 inches. the egg cups 2 1/4 inches high, and approx 1 3/4 inches across (widest point)