Antique Silverplate Bride's Cake Basket - Footed Handled Ornate Holloware - Victorian Late 1800s - Rogers & Bros Shabby Chic Kitchen Decor

$43.20 $48.00

Antique Footed Handled Cake Basket that is made of silverplate with raised designs on the sides, base, center and the handle that is from the late 1800s.

The rim has a high lip on two sides, being slightly lower where the handle attached. The handle has a wonderful round ball and leaf design on the top grip while the two places were it attaches to the rim. The ;sides and pedestal base both have a vertical raised column design all around them. In the very center is a round medallion that has birds and branches on it that are raised. The hinges and handle feature lovely openwork typical of the period that this vintage serving piece was made.

The handle is loose and falls to one side or the other - it can be coaxed to stay up but is not there securely and falls to one side or the other - it needs to be tightened.

This silverplate piece is circa late 1800s or early 1900s. Silver companies created these more affordable pieces in quadruple plate (silver plate) which was more affordable than silver. As this piece is, many were decorated with etchings for engravings of flowers, birds, leaves and vines and given as gifts to a bride for her wedding.

The bottom has the hallmark that says ROGERS & BROS TRIPLE PLATE below the pictograph hallmark that is a muscular arm with zig zag arrows coming from it. On the outer bottom rim it has L006 etched into it.

This hallmark is for the Rogers & Bro. Company of Waterbury CT. It was established in 1858 at Waterbury by Asa Jr. and Simeon Rogers. The firm was incorporated in Rogers BROS Mfg Co in 1866. (This hallmark dates the antique cake basket to the late 1800s.)

Measures approx. 5" high to edge of the rim. Measures 11" with the handle extended upwards. Top has an 8" diameter. Base has a 4 1/2" diameter.

In nice antique condition with lots of patina all over and pitting and loss of the silver plate finish on the center top - a perfect shabby or cottage chic decor item!

I didn't polish this piece as some folks like patina. The handle is loose and falls to one side or the other - it can be coaxed to stay up but is not there securely and falls to one side or the other. One side of the top of the basket is slightly bent and not symmetrical - see photos for detail. The Item's price reflects these conditions.

This cake basket or bride's basket would certainly be beautiful for serving fruit, cake, or any other dessert. A paper lace doily can be placed on the top to add to the lovely display of whatever treat is served.

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