Overall: 2 x 10 1/4 x 7 7/8 in. ( 5.1 x 26 x 20 cm )
engraved: in the center: "MDBM" in script
stamped: on the base: lion passant in a chamfered rectangle, anchor in a shield, and a gothic "G" in a chamfered square above, "STERLING/ 4025" above a shell
Wrought silver cake basket; oval bowl-shaped body with two shallow flutes on each side; pierced decoration around the sides, foliate scrolls in the flutes, lattice at the ends and scroll and shell lattice at the sides; cast and applied shell and foliate scroll decoration around the rim; engraved, "MDBM" in the center in script; maker's marks on the base.
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