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.
Georgian Sterling Silver Epergne Hallmarked London 1776 By The Most Renowned Silver Smith Thomas Pitts, Featuring A large Center Bowl With Six Dish Arms In The Neo Classical Style. This Piece Shows Exquisite Pierce Work, Casting And Applied Decoration. Six Baskets Are Of A Later Date.
Sheffield Silver Over Copper and Crystal Epergne--Spectacular 19th c. English silver plated epergne with figural lion's head feet and chased silver arms and base. The hand blown crystal centerbowl is petal cut and frosted with 4 matching smaller bowls surrounding the raised center. This piece exemplifies the word "centerpiece"!
Pepper vase / London 1758-59 John Linnell. / This unique and highly original condiment set is based on Linnell's design published in A New Book of Ornaments Useful for Silver-Smith's etc by Gabriel Smith (1724-1783) of about 1755. The form and decoration of the vases demonstrates a highly imaginative interpretation of the Rococo style, combining Chinoiserie and naturalism in the pagoda-shape covers and applied plant and animal ornament. Includes vessels for mustard, sugar, and perhaps…
Large Silver Christmas Reindeer and Sleigh Table Top Sculpture | From a unique collection of vintage centerpieces and tazzas at https://www.1stdibs.com/jewelry/silver-flatware-silverplate/centerpieces-tazzas/