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Basket

Silver

Origin: London

Date: 1783-1784

34.5 cm length; 26.5 cm width; 24.5 cm height; 780 g weight

Marks/Maker: London, sterling standard, 1783-4, maker's mark of Charles Aldridge and Henry Green

Heraldry: Crest of Minet

Presented by Miss Susan Minet, 1949; WA1949.182

T. Schroder (2009), no. 254

This basket is typical of many made during the 1770s and 1780s. Charles Aldridge was apprenticed to leading basket-maker and kinsman, Edward Aldridge. His partnership with Green was registered in 1775 and dissolved in 1786.

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)

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