Victorian Pierced Basket, 1881
Basket - Pierced; blue glass liner - Sheffield 1881 by C Belk & E Parkin - 17cm high (incl. handle); 10.7cm high (to top rim); 11.5cm diameter; 188 grams of silver - TS/1486
This is a beautiful Victorian, pierced, silver basket made by the partnership of Charles Belk and E. Parkin, later to become the large scale Sheffield manufacturers, Roberts & Belk.
The side of this basket is embossed with swags and pierced to show-off the inner blue glass liner to best effect. Standing on a pedestal foot and carried by a hinged, swing-handle, this basket remains in excellent condition throughout.