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759
A George II silver swing-handled cake basket, John Jacobs, London, 1753
Estimate
5,0008,000
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759
A George II silver swing-handled cake basket, John Jacobs, London, 1753
Estimate
5,0008,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A George II silver swing-handled cake basket, John Jacobs, London, 1753
shaped oval form, flat-chased flowers and rocaille below sides pierced with leaf scrolls and saltires, Vitruvian scroll border incorporating bacchanalian figures and rams, engraved with a coat-of-arms, the handle with wheatsheaf brackets and centred by later armorials within a contemporary cartouche, on shell supports below further wheat sheaves, scratch weight 60=5
36cm., 14in. long
1860gr., 59oz. 14dwt.
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Provenance

Sotheby's, London, 29 November 2006, lot 93

Catalogue Note

The arms on the handle are those of Darby with Grant in pretence, probably for Francis Darby (1753-1850) of Sunnyside House, Coalbrookdale. He was the great-great-grandson of John Darby, founder of the celebrated ironworks at Coalbrookdale. Francis married Hannah, only child and heiress of John Grant of Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, on 16 June 1808. 

The engraved arms in the basket are those of Sir Robert Peel, Bt., Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between 1834-35 and 1841-48.

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