Rebbecca Emes made this beautiful Cake Basket in 1816-17. She was the wife of John Emes who died in 1808. He left the Smithing business to his Brother in Law, husband of Rebecca Emes. Her Brother died within the year and the business was inherited by Rebecca. She took on a business partner, Edward Barnard . Their mark has Rebecca initials above Edward. She was a savvy business woman and smith. She worked for the very wealthy making larger and more elaborate pieces than her husband.
10 inches width and 4 inches high
12 1/2 inches hight with Handle
38 troy ounces
The Bowl John Emes made has similar design elements. Which makes me wonder if she did not make it too.
Emes Sterling Silver with gilded interior bowl has a grand presence and is in beautiful condition.
It shows very slight signs of use. Sterling Silver Bowl was an unusual item for Emes to make. He died in 1808 therefore one of his last works before his death. It must have been a special commission, since "his work mostly known for tea and coffee-services with tankards, shows a taste for elegant design and fine finish." bio London Gold-Silvers 1697-1837. Excellent Antique Condition.
83 troy ounces, 12inches in diameter by 8 inches high.