George II sterling silver cake basket, London, 1732. Oval form with pierced scrolling foliate decoration to rim and swing handle, with pierced scrolling and diaper patterns to lip, body, and oval base. Hallmarked to underside of lip, no maker's mark found; handle unmarked. Monogrammed with contemporary script "L.W.G." to interior. 4 1/2" H x 14" W x 11" D. Overall with handle: 11" H. 38.395 total troy ounces.
The Collection of Michael and Peggy Mahoney, by descent from the historic homes of Clarkland Farm at Bryan's Station and Cherrycote, Lexington, Kentucky.
Overall good condition with light surface scratches, some bends to edges of pierced decorations, scattered minor dents. 1/4" x 1/2" area of repair, visible to underside near hallmarks.