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Cake basket

Cake basket
Cake basket
ca. 1815
Sheffield plate
Overall: 7 1/4 x 9 x 7 1/2 in. ( 18.4 x 22.9 x 19 cm )
Cast and wrought Sheffield plate cake basket; rectangular, boat-shaped body with a molded rim; applied, cast gadrooned band with shell motifs at the corners, around the rim; seated on an oval splayed foot with an applied, cast gadrooned band; bail handle with an applied motif in the center, and acanthus leafs above the cylindrical hinges with flowers on each side; no maker's marks.
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Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group