One cartouche displays the contemporary bright cut engraved crest of a demi-lion rampant and the other features the monograph initials'CGA'. Each cartouche is ornamented with a ribbon bow design to the upper portion and a suspended bud motif to the lower portion. This receiver is fitted with the original removable glass dish ornamented with a band of etched decoration paralleling the shaped rim, in addition to a star cut motif to the underside.This antique silver basket retains the original hallmarked sterling silver handle, embellished with embossed Art Nouveau style figural ornamentation supporting a central scrolling handpiece. This impressive example of Victorian silverware is supported by four impressive feet; two feet bear ribbed decoration enveloped with scrolling leaf decoration and either end bears a claw style foot accented with a large leaf motif in junction with the body.
This antique sterling silver basket is an exceptional gauge of silver and exceptional quality for its type. The sterling silver body is in exceptional presentation condition. The original glass dish is in perfect condition. The pierced and embossed decoration is very sharp and the bright cut engraved ornamentation is very crisp. Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the body and part hallmarks to the handle are all clear.Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of Victorian silverware. Height to top of handle. 6.9 troy ounces/215g (excluding glass vessel). We are dedicated to ensuring the highest possible quality service to our customers, always going above and beyond! See the tabs below to read more about our policies. Andrew Campbell founder and owner of AC Silver has been dealing in antique diamond & gemstone jewellery and antique sterling silver since 1977.
In addition to his high quality Newcastle-based shop, Andrew has developed what is now an established and internationally recognised online store. For more details see our About Us. FREE OF CHARGE to all customers - including national and international deliveries. The item "Sterling Silver Bon Bon Basket by Thomas Glaser Antique Victorian (1894)" is in sale since Friday, August 4, 2017.This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Dishes/Coasters". The seller is "acsilver925" and is located in Newcastle on Tyne. This item can be shipped worldwide.