A Magnificent Neo-Classical Nine Basket Epergne

THOMAS PITTS (1737-1793)

A Magnificent Neo-Classical Nine Basket Epergne

1788 United Kingdom

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A George III epergne centrepiece, London 1788, maker's mark of Thomas Pitts.
With eight foliate scroll branches issuing flori-form collars supporting four oval and four circular pierced baskets around a larger oval basket, five baskets having glass liners and each engraved with an eagle crest, the stand formed as four bowed supports enclosing a pineapple, all joined to a dished oval base centred with acanthus leaves surrounded by a fluted band, engraved at both sides with a mantled coat of arms and the motto PRUDENS SICUT SERPENS, on foliate feet.
Marked on stand, arms and baskets
Bearing the crest and coats-of-arms of Sir Peter Pole 2nd Baronet of Wolverton
Excellent
Dimensions
Height 51.10 cm (20.12 inches)
Width 71.10 cm (27.99 inches)
Depth 52.00 cm (20.47 inches)
Weight 7174.00g (230.68oz t)
Stock Code
DT19.53.1
Medium
Silver
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