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A large George II oval cake basket, John Edwards, London, 1731.

The basket is on a spreading foot, with chased acanthus foliage above pierced latticework sides and with an applied scroll handle at each side, surmounted by a lion; engraved with a coat-of-arms and crest, width 35.6cm.

The arms are those of Cecil, impaling Chambers, for Brownlow, 8th Earl of Exeter (1701-1754), who married in 1724 Hannah Sophia, daughter and co-heiress of Thomas Chambers of London and Derby.


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