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Cake basket

Cake basket
Title
Cake basket
Date 
ca. 1780
Medium 
Sheffield plate
Dimensions 
Overall: 11 1/2 x 14 3/4 x 10 3/8 in. ( 29.2 x 37.5 x 26.4 cm )
Description 
Cast and pierced Sheffield plate cake basket; oval, boat-shaped body with an applied, cast beaded band around the rim, two bands of geometric pierced work on either side of a band of pierced work flowers in circles; engraved foliate bands on either side of the geometric pierced work bands and engraved foliate swags between the circles; body applied to a concave, oval galleried foot with an applied molded band around the base; pivoting, reeded, loop handle with beaded edges, an oval, cartouche reserve on the top center and beaded anthemion joints at the cylindrical hinges; no maker's marks.
Object Number 
INV.14086
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group