A George IV silver swing-handled basket By Robert Gainsford, Sheffield 1824
Lot 92
A George IV silver swing-handled basket
By Robert Gainsford, Sheffield 1824
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 2,500 - 3,800

Lot Details
A George IV silver swing-handled basket
A George IV silver swing-handled basket By Robert Gainsford, Sheffield 1824 A George IV silver swing-handled basket By Robert Gainsford, Sheffield 1824
By Robert Gainsford, Sheffield 1824
Shaped oval form, the sides die-stamped with highly elaborate floral swags and acanthus leaves above a pierced band of lozenge motifs, raised on four paw and scroll-edged bracket feet, centre engraved with coat of arms and the underside with French presentation inscription: "Don de Dame Cathe Marchant Vve de Beauvior à Mademoiselle Matilde Priaulx," height 10.3cm, length 34.8cm, weight 42.33oz.

Footnotes

  • The arms of CAR[E]Y, originally of Devon and later of Guernsey and co. Donegal, impaling another.

    Sold with a newspaper cutting, dated 1972, noting an interesting coincidence: Her Majesty the Queen was given an identical basket as a present on the occasion of her Silver Wedding Anniversary by the Admiralty Board for use on the Royal Yacht Britannia.
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