George III Silver Sweet Basket, 1789 by Hester Bateman

Hester Bateman silver sweetmeat basket London 1789
Hester Bateman silver sweetmeat basket London 1789 DSCN9186 DSCN9188 DSCN9189 DSCN9190 DSCN9191 DSCN9193

Reserved

Sweet Basket - Oval with Swing Handle - London 1789 by Hester Bateman - 13cm high (with handle up); 18cm x 13cm; 120g - KW/3554

Hester Bateman produced some beautiful pieces of silver and this George III period basket is typical of her wares.

The basket has an elegant oval form with a prettily pierced and engraved Neoclassical style border. It stands on a pierced, oval foot and has a reeded swing handle. The centre of the underside is engraved with initials.

The basket is in superb condition, with crisp decoration and a good set of hallmarks (the handle is appropriately part-marked). A lovely piece of late 18th century silver!