A George III sterling silver seven basket epergne
by Thomas Pitts, London, 1775
The central basket centering two oval cartouches, the first later engraved with Gothic style initial B, the opposing cartouche engraved with the script presentation inscription "Twenty-sixth/Anniversary/Dec. 25th/1949", weight approximately 100 oz troy.
height 14 1/4in (36.2cm); length 21 1/2in (54.6cm); width 17in (43.2cm)