SILVER GILT EPERGNE
SILVER GILT EPERGNE
SILVER GILT EPERGNE
SILVER GILT EPERGNE
SILVER GILT EPERGNE

SILVER GILT EPERGNE

c. 1775 Republic of Ireland

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£13,000 gbp
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A RARE AND MAJESTIC EPERGNE IN SILVER GILT.THIS FABULOUS PIECE OF SILVER WAS MADE IN DUBLIN C.1775 BY MICHAEL HOMER.DUBLIN MARKS AND INITIALS MH.AS DID HAPPEN IN BY GONE DAYS,NOT EVERY SILGLE PIECE IS MARKED,BUT ALL PIECES ARE IDENTICAL,INCLUDING THE SUPPORTING BRANCHES.
THIS IS IN THE NEO CLASSICAL STYLE AND RICHLY GILDED.
IT STANDS ON FOUR LEGS WITH A CAST APRON OF FOLIATE FESTOONS AND TIED RIBBONS INTERSPERSED WITH OVAL CARTOUCHES,EACH CENTRED WITH AN URN MOTIF.
THE WAISTED AND FLUTED CENTRE SECTION SUPPORTS A DETACHABLE BASKET ALOFT,FITTED ALSO WITH EIGHT DETACHABLE ARMS WHICH SUPPORT FOUR PIERCED CIRCULAR DISHES AND FOUR PIERCED NAVETTE SHAPED DISHES,THESE MATCH THE LARGE NAVETTE CENTREPIECE.
THIS IS ELABORATE IN DESIGN,BUT TYPICAL OF THE PERIOD AND TASTEFUL.
THE LARGE DISH TO THE TOP HAS AN ORIGINAL COPPER LINER AND A GLASS DISH.THE FOUR NAVETTE DISHES ALSO HAVE LINERS,WHICH I WOULD INSERT ONLY WHEN THE EPERGNE IS BEING USED.
IT HAS A SILVER WEIGHT OF 116 OZ,AND THE DIMENSIONS ARE A BIT DIFFICULT TO ASSESS:AT WIDEST I BELIEVE 23.7 INCHES AND HEIGHT 15.
PRIOR TO PURCHASING THIS,I HAD IT EXAMINED BY AN EXPERT IN PERIOD SILVER.
THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY WEBSITE.ALL ANTIQUES ARE FROM RELAIBLE SOURCES AND ARE GUARANTEED TO BE GENUINE.
PRICES ARE NEGOTIABLE.
VERY GOOD
ESTATE IN SOMERSET
Dimensions
External Width 15.00 inch (38.10 cm)
External Depth 23.70 inch (60.20 cm)
Weight 116.00oz t (3607.60g)
Stock Code
194
Medium
SILVER GILT
Signed/Inscribed
SIGNED AND HALLMARKED
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