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Rare New Orleans handwrought coin silver confection basket (also known as a jam or sugar basket) and ladle, both pieces marked A.H. / N.O. (attributed to Adolph Himmel, New Orleans, 1825-1877). Basket features spiral fluted sides and vacant monogram reserve, wtih a pierced openwork rim decorated with applied grape clusters and figural housefly or other insect, and a bail handle also adorned with grapes and leaves and figural worms or caterpillars. The ladle features a leaf-form bowl and naturalistic handle with applied grape clusters, leaves, and fly figure. Basket 4"H x 4"W x 3-1/2"D (including handle), ladle 5"L. 4.5 oz troy combined weight. Provenance: the collection of John Montague, Memphis, Tenn. CONDITION: Excellent condition with some light oxidation to bottom of basket.