Victorian Forbes Bride's Basket with Lavender and White Ruffled Bowl.
This is just about as good as it gets in Bride's Bowls with a very rate Lavender Ruffled Bowl.
Mark is "Forbes Silver Co 0148". It appears to be Quadruple Silver with a nice older patina.
Bowl has extensive ruffles and measures 11 1/2 inches in diameter and 3 1/2 inches in height. Basket is 10 1/2 inches high and 12 inches wide. Base of basket at legs is 7 1/2 inches.
Note the nice filigre work on legs of basket and the decoration on the handle.
We estimate this to be Circa 1890 to 1895.
It appears that these pieces have been together for the duration as they fit together perfectly.
Pieces are in excellent condition with no damage to basket and bowl has no chips, cracks or any kind.
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