John Edwards II British

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 512

Silver baskets, often referring in their design to wicker prototypes, were made in pairs as part of a dinner service and were used for serving bread or cake. This basket and its mate were part of a large acquisition of silver made by the 8th Earl of Exeter to furnish the Elizabethan manor Burghley House.

Basket, John Edwards II (British, active 1723–ca. 1753), Silver, silver plate, British, London

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