A George III silver swing-handled bread basket
maker's mark 'R M', possibly for Robert Makepiece, London 1770, see page 589, Grimwade's: London Goldsmiths 1697-1837 Their Marks & Lives (London 1976)
Shaped oval form, the rim pierced with foliate scrolls and beaded rim, the body pierced with various floral and lattice-work panels between embossed ears of wheat, the openwork diamond lattice handle with husked rim, length 36cm, weight 27oz.
£1,200 - 1,500
1,400 - 1,800
US$ 1,800 - 2,300
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