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A very unusual George III Sugar Basket made in London in 1797 by George Baskerville.

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The basket stands on a square cut cornered base with oval pedestal foot decorated with reeding. The rim of the main body has an unusual reeded, bat wing shaped, edge and the lower section of the main body is decorated with flat fluting. The sides are also engraved with a contemporary Armorial, with Crest above. The Basket has a reeded handle and finely gilded interior. This is the first time we have seen this beautiful design and the foot is very well marked.



Length: 5.45 inches, 13.63cm.

Width: 3.45 inches, 8.63cm

Height, to the top of the handle: 6 inches, 15cm

Weight: 7.5oz.
Year
1797