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Two George III silver graduated sugar baskets, each of fluted pedestal form with reeded rims and swing handle, engraved dolphin crest to one side. Hallmarked William Allen III, London 1799. Height measures 4 inches (10 cm) and 3 1/2 inches (9 cm), weight 15.62 ozt (485.7 grams).
Both baskets display some general wear and tarnishing. There are general surface scratches and marks and also some little nicks and pitting marks. Minor dints. Slight crack to short stem of smaller basket, possibly along the seam line. Swing handle to larger basket is a little loose and will not stay in the upright position. The interiors were likely once gilded but this is now faded. The hallmarks are clear and legible.