Georgian, George III, silver finely pierced cake basket with beaded bale handle and borders. Pierced and engraved with very fine decorative bands. An engraved armorial is in the centre of the solid base. The basket sits on a beaded and pierced oval collet foot.
In good order with moderate surface wear. There has been a repair to the pierced detail of the circles containing the four leaf pattern. One further repair of the cross shaped detail towards the base. Both of these repairs have been photographed (the last three photos). The handle slightly misshapen when laying flat.
Hallmarked for London 1781, with the makers mark rubbed.
Approximate weight is 724 grams or 23.3 troy ounces.
Approximate dimensions with the handle raised are 37 cm length, 24.5 cm width and 28 cm height.