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A very unusual & beautiful George III Sugar Basket made in London in 1772 by William Plummer.

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The Basket stands on an unusual flared circular foot pierced with flower heads, vertical pails all enclosed by an outer gadrooned rim. The main body has a wavy corded rim and displays the same unusual designs as seen on the foot. The centre displays entwined bands engraved with herring bone designs. The basket has a pierced arched handle, shaped blue glass liner and also displays a vacant cartouche. It is fully marked in the foot. This is a very rare design which was peculiar to William Plummers workshops.



Height, to the rim: 3.6 inches, 9cm.

Diameter at the rim: 4.75 inches, 11.88.

Diameter of the foot: 3 inches, 7.5cm
Year
1772