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April 5, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

Victorian Sterling Silver Fruit Basket

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Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2715BLocation: BostonDate / Time: April 05, 2014 10:00AM


Victorian Sterling Silver Fruit Basket, London, 1877-78, maker's mark "WH," possibly for William Hunter, oval repousse-decorated and chased with fruit and scrolling foliage, the gold-washed interior engraved with an armorial and geometric design, with two cast handles and on four cast feet, lg. handle over handle 14 1/8 in., approx. 32.9 troy oz.
Estimate $800-1,000

Interior with surface abrasions and loss to gold wash. Handles possibly later. Age-typical wear.

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London, William Hunter