English Sterling Silver George Ii Form Cake Basket Diamond Piercing 1911
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English Sterling Silver George Ii Form Cake Basket Diamond Piercing 1911 :
FINE ENGLISH STERLING SILVER GEORGE II FORM OVAL BASKET; GADROON OVERFLOW RIM; RARE MAKER T. WOOLEY, 1911
We are pleased to offer this beautifully crafted English sterling silver oval cake basket.
A superb re-creation of a c1735 George II design.
The oval shape is the earliest known form. Several examples are illustrated in Waldron.
As noted oval shape. Elegant gadrooned overflor rim. As found on the original c1735 design.
Beautiful pierced diamond side wall, centre medallion with cypher HFA (?).
Oval and twin vine pierced swing handle, hallmarked.
Atop bold winged leaf beaded centre scroll feet.
This rare George II form basket is 8 3/4 inches and 8 inches tall.
Exceptionally thick heavy guage sterling weighs 19 1/2 (standard) ounces.
Cypher like initials to centre medallion.
Hallmarked as shown.
Fine condition. Rich, lustreous sterling patina throughout. Interior some mild spotting, repaired split to handle. The winged leaf feet retain their original crisp vibrant detail. The pierced work in fine state.
For the discerning collector of the finest English silver. Focused upon re-creations of antique forms. A superb English George II form oval pierced diamond basket.
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From our personal collection, an elegant mid 19th century coin silver basket, from John and Edward Moore, of Tiffany fame. Illustrated in the cover article of May/June 2008 Silver Magazine, page 27.
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