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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