A Pretty George III Swing-Handled Sweetmeat Basket, 1777.

Maker: 
Hester Bateman
Dated: 
1777
Dimensions: 
6.6" long, 16.75cm
Weight: 
4oz

Of typical oval boat shape with beaded swing handle, the edges pierced with a runing band of leaves textured with lines all within a beaded border and an inner band of wrigglework and pellets. The oval galleried skirted base also with beaded border.

Price: 
£650
Provenance: 

Private Collection

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Hester Bateman is well known for her "house style" which usually involves bright cut decoration of foliate swags and paterae frequently adorned with beading. This basket is a charming creation highlighted by the pretty pierced band of leafage and is in very good condition.