Early 20th Century George V Antique Sterling Silver Basket London 1911 Wakely & Wheeler

£ 4,950.00

A large and incredibly beautiful shaped oval bead border pierced basket.

 

Description

A large and incredibly beautiful shaped oval bead border pierced basket with garlands, bows and wreath border cartouches for stunning decoration.  The basket sits on four stylish feet.

 

Weight:  43 troy ounces/1360 grams

Height:  5.75 inches/14.5cm

Length:  15.25 inches/39.5cm

Width:  10 inches/25.5cm

Condition:  Excellent throughout

Price:  £4950

 

Wakely and Wheeler were a continuation of the spoon making company of Lias Brothers, which traces it’s roots back to 1791. Henry John Lias went into partnership with James Wakely in 1879 for five years before retiring. At this point Frank Clarke Wheeler, a former apprentice of Henry John Lias, became a partner.

Following Frank Clarke Wheeler’s death in 1916, the company stayed in the hands of the Wakely family until acquired by Padgett & Braham Ltd. in 1958. The company is still active today trading under the familiar Wakely & Wheeler name.