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A magnificent George II rococo swing handle cake basket made by Samuel Herbert in London in 1751.The basket has some of the finest hand cut pierced work and applied cast work that one is likely to find.The upper border is cast with fruiting vines and the feet are unusually formed as stylised lions faces and between the feet on each side is a very detailed human mask.The centre is engraved with the beautifully engraved original coat of arms of the important Fleetwood family ( see biography) and the cartouche in the centre of the basket’s handle has the crest of an Earl which is repeated under the basket.The swing handle of the basket has a mythical beast at each end .The basket is of very substantial size and weight and is in excellent condition with a fine patina.



Length 36 cms Width 30.5 cms Height to top of handle 27.5 cms


54 Troy ozs

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