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.