George II Irish Sterling Silver Cake Basket

Mark of Robert Calderwood, Dublin, c. 1740

of oval shape, sides pierced with foliage and latticework, further embellished with chased wheat sheaves, below a shaped rim heightened with Chinese figures, inside later engraved with a coat-of-arms, with an overhead swing handle, raised on four feet surmounted by Chinese figures, hallmarked, the base engraved with scratch weight ’41=5′

Measurements:
weight 1275 grams height 27 cm length 35.5 cm
Provenance:
The Collection of Joy and Samuel Hordern, Sydney
  • EStimate $7,000 - $9,000
  • sold $4,800 Incl BP
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