This is a magnificent antique English Regency Period Old Sheffield silver on copper bread basket , circa 1820 in date.
This Old Sheffield basket is of rectangular shape with shaped corners and features a deep-set border which is richly decorated with exquisite chased acanthus leaves and c scrolls, typical of the Regency period.
It has two elegant handles, one to each end, with matching chased acanthus leaves and c scrolls decoration.
The centre of the basket has a Royal family crest with the initials 'B' and 'D', exquisitely engraved, with the copper showing through.
The beauty, quality and craftsmanship of this basket, make it truly second to none.
In excellent condition with no dings, dents or signs of repair and only minor signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 5.5 x Width 41 x Depth 24
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 4 inches x Depth 9 inches
Our reference: 09757