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Georgian Silver Bread Basket - By Burrage Davenport Dated London 1774.

"Georgian Silver Bread Basket - By Burrage Davenport Dated London 1774."
A superb antique English silver swing handled Georgian bread basket fully hallmarked and dated 1774 made in London by Burrage Davenport. His workshop was at 6 Foster Lane, London and he is celebrated for making exceptional silver baskets.

This fine basket is of oval shape and decorated with a chased swag design interspersed with alternating pierced geometric patterning. The Neoclassical style, (of which this is an example) was first evident in the work of architects and cabinet makers, and by the 1760s it had been taken up by silversmiths. Greek key motifs and beadwork applied to rims were among the most popular.

This Basket stands on a pedestal foot and is in excellent condition with no damage
It is has an engraved cypher to the centre and is perfect for use as an elegant as a cake, fruit or bread basket

Approx. Weight - 918g / 29.52oz
Approx. Length - 34.7cm
Approx. Width - 27.6cm
Approx. Height to Handle - 26.8cm
Approx. Height to Rim - 9.9cm
Price : $3,165
Artist : Burrage Davenport
Period: 18th century
Style: Georgian
Origin: England
Material : Silver metal
Condition : Very good condition
Width : 35cm
Height : 28cm
Depth : 10cm

Reference : 1789
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