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George II Sterling Silver Cake Basket by Arthur Annesly. London 1757

£ 4,140

Reference
8555
Very attractive George II sterling silver wirework cake basket with applied wheat sheaves and poppies with a twisted handle. The very decoratively engraved coat of arms is engraved on the inside of the basket base.
Maker: Arthur Annesly. London 1757.

Arms: Lane impaling Booth. Henry Lane married Dorothy Booth in Westminster on 28th September 1717.

Arthur Annesly worked in Dublin, London and Rotterdam and made a number of wirework baskets with applied floral and leaf decoration.

The full set of hallmarks are very crisply struck on the outside of the basket base.

Height: 8.5 inches (21.6 cm)
Length: 12 inches (30.5 cm)
Width: 10 inches (25.4 cm)
Weight: 21.7 troy ounces (674.95 grams)
Year
1757
Medium
Silver
Origin
London
Condition
Excellent