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1795 Hester Bateman 18th c. Georgian Sterling Silver Large Cake Basket, Rare

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An 18th c. Georgian Beautiful large Sterling Silver Cake Basket
by a rare female silversmith, Hester Bateman, London, England, 
with date mark (small case u) 1795-96.
Sterling cake baskets were used on dining tables to display cakes, Breads & Fruits.

The Cake Basket is in the classic Oval Shape, 
with a hinged reeded handle. 
(Handle will stand upright if one wishes)
 A cock beaded border above reticulated edges,
with matching reticulated and beaded oval foot.
Floral Garland Designs with an Armorial Crest
of a rampant Horse standing on a Crown.
All sterling parts are fully marked even the underside of the handle.

Condition:  Beautiful original condition with wear to the silver marks, 
a few minor repairs and small dents on the reticulated border. 
(please see all photos for a complete description)

                     Maximum Length 13 1/4" long,  9 5/8" wide,  4 1/2" tall
                     handle when opened  10 3/4" max height
Weight:        682 g.

                    loc F  id 250

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