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A George III Sugar Basket made in Edinburgh in 1799 by John McDonald.

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Height
5 cm (1 1/1")
Width
4 cm (1 1/2")
Depth
7 cm (2 3/4")
The Basket stands on an unusual stepped petal shaped foot which is decorated with bright cut and prick dot bands, as well as reeding. The panelled main body has a reeded rim and shaped reeded swing handle. The main body is also engraved with a crisp upper wide band of trailing foliate scrolls, flower heads and plain vertical ovals, all on a scratch engraved ground. Both the front and the reverse is engraved with a shield surrounded by a foliate and flower head cartouche. The cartouche contains the initial C in typical 18th century script lettering. The basket is in excellent condition and is very well marked on the foot, most interestingly with the rare Edinburgh Town mark only used 1799-1801, a very desirable and rare feature.
Height
5 cm (1 1/1")
Width
4 cm (1 1/2")
Depth
7 cm (2 3/4")
Year
1799