A round Chinese Export silver basket with a twirled handle.
The pierced border has repousse worked flower motifs that are repeated on the plate of the basket but this time repousse worked. Plum blossom for new beginnings, bamboo for resilience, chrysanthemums- that bloom through the frost – all are represented.
The centre of the basket has an engraved sea scene complete with a pagoda and mountains.
The basket could well have been orginally a wedding or annniversary gift.