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Antique American Silver Sugar Basket

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  • New York, circa 1860 by William Gale and Son
  • Dimensions: 6 1/2 inches wide, 7 1/2 inches in height to top of handle

Perfect for tea time, an Antique Silver Sugar Basket is an elegant way to serve your sugar. During the 18th and 19th centuries, sugar baskets were used for the purpose of holding sugar for tea and coffee as well as sweetening foods. In today’s society, these baskets are still being used for those reasons as well as holding sweets, candies and nuts.

A very attractive 19th century Antique American Silver Sugar Basket. Having a fixed handle so that it is always upright and an elaborately chased floral motif design, certainly adds to this piece. It has a shaped beaded border above the scroll design and below it, there is an italicized initial. This 19th century Antique American Silver Sugar Basket is marked underneath the base with New York, WM GALE 925 Sterling. The sugar basket is in pristine condition and is a wonderful example of extremely fine workmanship. It is refreshing to find an article like this Antique Silver Sugar Basket still being quite popular for the same reasons as it was centuries ago as well as being a lovely decorative object.

 

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