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Epergne

Object Number: 
INV.14150a-e
Date: 
ca. 1810
Medium: 
Sheffield plate
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 5/8 x 19 3/4 x 20 3/4 in. ( 24.4 x 50.2 x 52.7 cm )
Description: 
Cast Sheffield plate epergne (missing glass bowls); central ring frame stand has a concave shoulder with bands of cast, spiral gadrooning around the top and base; ring frame supported by four flat, cast tapered column legs with acanthus, geometric, and molded foliate decoration; four cast hairy paw feet applied to the bottom of the legs; diamond shaped base applied between the four feet with applied, cast concave bands around its sides; circular domed stand applied in the center of the base with an applied, cast spiral gadrooned band around the bottom and molded foliate decoration around the sides; dome surmounted by a high, cast flower finial; four rectangular holes cut into the dome to hold four cast, reeded, s-curve arms with foliate scrolls in their centers; each arm supports a cast, circular ring to hold a small bowl; no maker's marks.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Townsend Lawrence
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group