PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PATRICIA SCHUCKMANN, ATLANTA, GA
THREE GEORGE III SILVER SWEETMEAT BASKETS, LONDON, 1760 - CIRCA 1770
the first round, with engraved arms in center by Samuel Herbert, 1760; the second oval, with engraved arms within a chinoiserie cartouche by Edward Aldridge, 1762; the third oval, with openwork sides applied with grapevine and two flies, handle with two caterpillars, the base with presentation inscription "Sarah Maria Sanders, Given by Mrs. Lloyd of BRISTOL", maker's mark WT, circa 1770, all with swing handles
the first two marked throughout, the last with maker's mark only on base rim
lengths 5⅝ to 7 in.
14.3 to 17.8 cm
Herbert basket with a small ding to center, WT basket with several small dings to sides of center and a few small losses to applied grapevine or tips of leaves, Aldridge basket in good condition.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Hancocks & Co., London, December 1976 (Aldridge)
John Luddington, London, September 1981 (Herbert)