Antique Silver Baskets

We are pleased to offer a fine range of antique sterling silver Baskets. All of our antique silver Baskets can be purchased online, or from our shop in the London Silver Vaults. You can click on the image of one of the Baskets to see a larger picture.

Sterling silver baskets are amongst the prettiest pieces of antique silverware available on the market today. Silversmiths such as Paul Storr, Paul de Lamerie, Hester Bateman, and William Frisbee have all created beautiful pierced and ornate baskets, all of which vary in style and shape. Typically silver baskets are oval, with swing handles, although before the 1720’s they tended to have handles on each end, and before this they were circular. Silver baskets are rare before the second quarter of the 18th century, but after this, throughout the Victorian period and even up to today, sterling silver baskets were made in great numbers. Silver swing handled baskets were used often as centrepieces for the dining table, the pierced sides allowing the colour of sweetmeats, breads and fruit to be seen, but smaller examples were also made, occasionally with glass liners, used for serving sugar and cream. The decorative and functional appeal of these pretty silver baskets has ensured that they remain popular with collectors, with early examples by well known silversmiths being highly sort after.
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b3102: George V Sterling Silver Basket

 Hallmarked in Sheffield, 1915 by R. F. Moseley & Co. This attractive, Sterling Silver Basket, stands on three scroll feet, and features pierced decoration to the sides, and swing handle. The basket measures 8 inches (20cm) tall with the handle up (3.5 inches (9cm) with the handle down), by 9.75 inches (27cm) in diameter, and weighs 15.7 troy ounces.

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£575

b2460: George V Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket

 Hallmarked in Birmingham, 1914, this attractive, Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket, features bead borders, pierced decoration, and a swing handle. The basket measures 5.75 inches (14.5cm) tall to the top of the handle, by 7.5 inches (19cm) wide, by 6 inches (15cm) deep, and weighs 7.7 troy ounces.

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£595

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2014-05-06

b3580: George III Sterling Silver Sweet Meat Basket

 Hallmarked in London, 1776 by P. Freeman, this handsome George III, Antique, Sterling Silver Sweet Meat Basket, features bead borders, and slat pierced decoration to the body. The sweet meat basket measures 1.75 inches (4.5cm) tall with the handle down (4.75 inches (12cm) tall with the handle up), by 6 inches (15.5cm) wide, by 4.75 inches (12cm) from handle to handle, and weighs 4 troy ounces.

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£975

d3077: George V Sterling Silver Baskets

 Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1919 by William Hutton, this Sterling Silver Basket is beautifully pierced and engraved with a shaped border and swing handle. The basket is 12 inches (30.5cm) long, 8.5 inches (22cm) deep and 9.5 inches (24cm) high to the top of the handle. The basket weighs 19 troy oz.

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£1,275

j7989: Edwardian Sterling Silver Basket

 Hallmarked in Birmingham, 1903 by Elkington & Co. This delightful, antique silver basket, features pierced decoration to the body and foot, a shell and scroll border, and an acanthus detailed swing handle. The basket measures 9.5 inches (24cm) tall with the handle up (4.25 inches (11cm) with the handle down) by 10 inches (25.5cm) wide, by 11.5 inches (29cm) deep, and weighs 27 troy ounces.

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£1,375

j7632: George III Sterling Silver Sugar Basket

 Hallmarked in London in 1782 by Hester Bateman, this attractive, brightcut engraved, George III antique Sterling Silver sugar basket has bead borders typical of Hester Bateman's work. The basket is 4" (10cm) in diameter, 7.5" (19cm) tall to the top of the handle and weighs 7.2 troy oz.

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£1,375

b0555: Victorian Sterling Silver Basket

 Hallmarked in Sheffield, 1869 by T. Bradbury & Sons, this delightful, Victorian, Antique, Sterling Silver Basket, features engraved decoration throughout, and bead and shell borders. The basket measures 9.25 inches (23.5cm) tall with the handle up (4 inches (10cm) tall with the handle down), by 12 inches (30.5cm) wide, by 9.75 inches (25cm) deep, and weighs 24.6 troy ounces.

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£1,475

b1371: Victorian Sterling Silver Basket

 Hallmarked in London, 1853 by John & Thomas Cutmore, this attractive, Victorian, Antique, Sterling Silver Basket, features a cast border and swing handle, and pierced and engraved decoration to the body. The basket measures 4.25 inches (11cm) tall with the handle down, by 11.5 inches (29cm) in diameter, and weighs 23 troy ounces.

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£1,495

b3752: George III Sterling Silver Baskets

 Hallmarked in Londo in 1785 by Hester Bateman, this Antique, George III, Sterling Silver Basket or Cream Pail is unusual in shape and decorated with banding in the form of a coopered bucket. The basket is 3.25 inches (8cm) high (4.75 inches (12cm) high to the top of the handle and has a diameter of 3.5 inches (9cm). The cream pail weighs 3.5 troy oz.

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£1,675

b1452: George III Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket

 Hallmarked in London, 1786 by Hester Bateman, this very attractive, George III, Antique, Sterling Silver Sweetmeat Basket, features pierced and engraved decoration, bead borders, and a reed bordered swing handle. The sweetmeat basket measures 2.5 inches (6.5cm) tall with the handle down (5 inches (13cm) with the handle down) by 6.5 inches (16.5cm) wide, by 4.5 inches (11.5cm) deep, and weighs 4.2 troy ounces.

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£1,875

b2145: Victorian Sterling Silver Basket

 Hallmarked in London, 1898 by Charles Stuart Harris, this stylish, Victorian, Antique, Sterling Silver Basket, stands on cast leaf feet, and features a basket weave finish to the body, and cast and applied handles. The basket measures 5.25 inches (13.5cm) tall, by 15 inches (38cm) wide, by 10 inches (25.5cm) deep, and weighs 28.8 troy ounces.

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£1,975

b2953: George III Sterling Silver Sweet Meat Basket

 Hallmarked in London, 1784 by Hester Bateman, this very attractive, George III, Antique, Sterling Silver Sweet Meat Basket, features pierced and engraved decoration to the sides and foot and bead borders around the foot, lip and swing handle. The basket measures 1.5 inches (4cm) tall with the handle down (4.75 inches (12cm) with the handle up), by 6.75 inches (17cm) wide, by 4.25 inches (11cm) from handle to handle, and weighs 4.1 troy ounces.

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£1,975

b2936: Edwardian Sterling Silver Basket

 Hallmarked in London, 1907 by Elkington, this striking, Antique, Sterling Silver Basket, features pierced and engraved sides, depicting birds and floral motifs, and a cast acanthus border and handle. The basket measures 7.75 inches (19.5cm) tall (with the handle down), by 11 inches (28cm) wide, by 9 inches (23cm) deep, and weighs 33.3 troy ounces.

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£2,775

b0895: George III Sterling Silver Basket

 Hallmarked in London, 1803 by William Aitken, this very handsome, George III, Antique, Sterling Silver Basket, features egg and dart borders around the rim and foot, acanthus and reed detailing around the handle, wonderful engraved borders, and an engraved coat of arms to the center. The basket measures 11 inches (28cm) tall with the handle up (5 inches (13cm) with the handle down), by 14 inches (35.5cm) wide, by 10 inches (25.5cm) deep, and weighs 26.3 troy ounces.

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£3,275

b2649: George III Sterling Silver Baskets

 Hallmarked in London in 1775 by William Plummer, this Antique, George III, Sterling Silver Basket is beautifully pierced with a beaded border and a central crest of a stags head. The basket is 13.5 inches (35cm) wide, 11 inches (28cm) deep, 4.5 inches (11cm) high (11 inches (28cm) to the top of the handle) and weighs 29 troy oz.

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£4,475

b2498: George III Sterling Silver Basket

 Hallmarked in London, 1767 by Robert Albin Cox, this striking, George III, Antique, Sterling Silver Basket, features pierced and chased decoration to the sides, shaped gadroon borders, and a cast and pierced swing handle. The basket measures 3.75 inches (9.5cm) tall with the handle down (10.75 inches (27.5cm) with the handle up), by 14.75 inches (37.5cm) wide, by 13.25 inches (33.5cm) from handle to handle, and weighs 35.1 troy ounces.

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£5,975

j7359: George III Sterling Silver Pierced Basket

 Hallmarked in London in 1786 by Hester Bateman, this superb condition George III antique Sterling Silver pierced basket has beaded borders so typical of Hester Bateman's work and the most beautiful brightcut engraving and piercing. The basket is 13" (33cm) long, 9" (23cm) wide, 10" (25cm) high to the top of the handle and weighs 21 troy oz. It is without doubt one of the best examples of a Hester Bateman basket we have ever been fortunate enough to own.

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£8,475

j7303b: George II Sterling Silver Pierced Basket

 Hallmarked in London in 1746 by Edward Aldridge, this beautiful, George II, antique Sterling Silver basket has a pierced grape and scroll border, a scroll handle and sits on four figural feet. The basket is 14.5" (37cm) long, 13" (33cm) deep, 10.5" (27cm) high with the handle upright and weighs 56 troy oz.

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£12,750

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