A George III silver helmet-shaped Basin.
A George III silver helmet Sugar Basin, London 1795, by Robert and David Hennell. The panelled body of the basin is decorated with simple engraving and each side is engraved with a contemporary script initial within an elaborate bright-cut cartouche composed of a draped ermine curtain. The interior of the basin is silver-gilt.
Height [with handle hinged down] – 11.70 cm.; Width – 17.30 cm.; Depth – 11.40 cm.; Weight – 279.40 gms.