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American coin silver cake basket, marks for Harvey Lewis (Philadelphia, working 1804-1835). Round form with solid, flared side and a chevron engraved rim with beaded edges. Hinged semi-circular handle tapered at ends and engravedwith leaves at sides and top; engraving on top of handle forms a cartouche, monogrammed S. Circular molded pedestal with beaded and engraved rims. Condition: light scratching and four small, light dents to sides of bowl, overall excellentcondition. 10"H (including handle) x 10" Diameter. 30.05 oz troy. Biography (Courtesy Columbus Museum, Georgia): Harvey Lewis was apprenticed to Joseph Lownes. He was in business as a silversmith with partner Joseph D. Smith between 1805 and1810. City directories and advertisements indicate Lewis was working at 143 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia between 1818 and his death in 1835. Harvey Lewisís work is featured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and his best-knownwork, considered an icon of American classical silver and pictured in half a dozen books on American silver or decorative arts, is an inkwell with supports of three winged sphinxes in the collection of the Yale University Art Gallery.