George III Silver Cake Basket by William Plummer

  • Exceptional piercing distinguishes this George III silver cake basket by William Plummer
  • Silver baskets such as this were remarkably popular during the Georgian period as centerpieces
  • The handle also allowed dinner guests to easily pass shareable food such as breads and cakes
  • Cake baskets are among the most intricately crafted works in silver of the Georgian age
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Item No. 31-2956

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Exceptional piercing distinguishes this George III silver cake basket by the English silversmith William Plummer. Silver baskets such as this were remarkably popular during the Georgian period; not only did these decorative pieces make for attractive centerpieces on the table, but the handles also allowed dinner guests to easily pass food around the table. Shareable sweets and treats such as bread, fruit and cakes were all served in baskets such as these, which remain among the most decorative and intricately crafted works in silver of the Georgian age. 

Hallmarked London, 1790

13 1/5" wide x 11 1/2" deep x 4 1/8" high
George III Silver Cake Basket by William Plummer
Period: 18th Century
Origin: England
Type: Baskets
Depth: 13.5 Inches
Width: 11.5 Inches
Height: 4.13 Inches
Style: Georgian

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