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silver epergne in chinoiserie style, one of the alternative forms of decoration which became immensely popular in the middle years of the 18th century.Artists, architects, designers and craftsmen were inspired by ideas of so-called 'Chinese' landscapes, buildings and decoration which they adapted freely for new and imaginative luxury goods. . in the form of a Chinese pagoda or garden pavilion, complete with upturned eaves, hanging bells, pierced baskets and dishes.

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Vintage Sterling Silver Gorham Saccharin Box Lided Miniature Urn Marked Gorham Sterling 369

Description: A beautiful old sterling silver lidded Saccharin box or miniature urn. The box has a round foot which constricts to a neck and then flares outwards rising rounded sides which end in a pla