04-05-2014 04-05-2014
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2715B Boston
April 5, 2014 10:00 AMCalender
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George III Sterling Silver Cake Basket

$2,214$1,800
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2715B Location: Boston Date / Time: April 05, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

George III Sterling Silver Cake Basket, London, 1766-67, maker's mark pierced through and soldered over, monogrammed, with cast and reticulated bail handle, cast border draped with floral festoons, pierced bowl with reserves of alternating design broken by beaded dividers, on four cast feet with conforming decoration, lg. 14 in., approx. 41.5 troy oz.; together with Antiques at Auction, by Norman Hudson, 1972, p. 223 indicates Richard W. Withington auctioned the basket in July 1964.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

Pierced work with scattered repairs and solder marks. Several spots with metal fatigue. Age-typcial usage wear. Lg. 14, wd. 11 3/4, ht. to top of handle 11 1/4, ht. to rim of basket 4 3/8 in.


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Keywords

London, Norman Hudson, Richard W. Withington, metal fatigue