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A German pierced bread basket of quatrefoil outline, the wide border decorated with semi-naked female figures bordering twin opposed oval cartouche and surrounded by fruiting and scrolling foliage, and having a further pierced border below of stylised foliate motifs. Marked 800 to the base alongside the crescent moon and crown mark, partly worn. Maximum length measures 13 1/4 inches (33.5 cm), weight 14.47 ozt (450 grams).
The basket appears quite tarnished and would benefit from a clean and polish. It displays some general wear, surface scratches and marks, also some minor dints and bumps. Heavier scratches and contact marks to some areas. Some breaks and losses to the pierced decoration. The marks are partly worn but still legible. Engraved initials to one of the cartouche.