A very rare and extremely collectable Peter & Jonathan Bateman oval swing handled sugar basket. The centre front and back of the body has elegant oval bright cut engraved cartouches and the upper rim of the bowl has additional intricate bright cut engraving for highlights. There is a single contemporary crest for importance.
Weight: 7.4 troy ounces/232 grams
Height: 8 inches/20cm (foot to top of extended handle)
Length: 7 inches/18cm
Width: 4.5 inches/11.4cm
Condition: Excellent throughout
PETER BATEMAN and JOHN BATEMAN registered their mark in 1790. This partnership was of short duration as Jonathan, who married Ann Downlinff, died in 1791.