George III Silver Wire-Work Bread Basket London 1788 Wakelin & Taylor

£ 14,500.00

Exceptional quality circular wire work bread basket with an ornate triple wire cast border for decorative highlights.




This wire-work basket boasts a noble-looking family crest (unresearched) on the inside depicting a male lion in a shield with a female lion above. Below the cartouche is a crown with a gothic V. The bread basket has a swing handled action and for additional decorative highlights is shaped in a rope form. The base of the bowl has a sunburst design with decorative acanthus leaf foliage to round off a stunning piece of craftsmanship.

Maker: Wakelin & Taylor

Origin: London 1788

Scratch Weight: Engraved 55.19 troy ounces (1707grams)

Width: 11 inches (28cm)

Height of bowl: 5.35 inches (14cm)

Height of basket including handle: 11 inches (28cm)

Condition: Exceptional throughout with original time aged wear and patina.

Price:  £14500