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
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.