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ANTIQUE SILVER EPERGNES

To view our impressive antique silver centre pieces and silver epergnes click on any image for a more detailed picture.A selection of our sterling silver and silver plated epergnes feature hand cut crystal bowls and highly decorative silver work from the Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian eras.All antique silver table centre-pieces and epergnes are available to purchase online with free insured delivery. You may also be interested in Antique Silver Large Bowls, or Antique Silver Jardinieres

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An Antique Victorian Silver Plated Art Nouveau flower vase epergne center-piece, having five removable flower vases, with a central larger vase, all sitting on a base with wire-work scrolls and melon-style fluting. All made in ca. 1890. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver-plated flower epergne are height 37 cms (14.5 inches), and spread across vases 28 cms (11 inches).

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An Antique Victorian Silver Plated Art Nouveau flower vase epergne center-piece, having five removable flower vases, with a central larger vase, all sitting on a base with wire-work scrolls and melon-style fluting. All made in ca. 1890. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver-plated flower epergne are height 37 cms (14.5 inches), and spread across vases 28 cms (11 inches).

395

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Antique Victorian silver-plated table centre-piece, having two palm trees inter-twined with a total of ten fronds, standing underneath which is a cast model of an ostrich, and all sitting on a round naturalistic cast rock base. Made in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver-plated table display are height 46 cms (18 inches), and spread 36 cms (14 inches).

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Antique Victorian silver-plated table centre-piece, having two palm trees inter-twined with a total of ten fronds, standing underneath which is a cast model of an ostrich, and all sitting on a round naturalistic cast rock base. Made in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver-plated table display are height 46 cms (18 inches), and spread 36 cms (14 inches).

1,495

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A Sterling silver table epergne centrepiece, having a removable central bowl, with two removable dishes on side arms, with applied scroll borders, an Art Nouveau style frame, and sitting on a spreading round base with four cushion feet. Made by the Deakin Brothers of Sheffield in 1924. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver epergne table centrepiece are height 32.5 cms (12.75 inches), width across arms 32 cms (12.5 inches), and it weighs a total of approx. 1,166g (37.6 troy ounces)

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A Sterling silver table epergne centrepiece, having a removable central bowl, with two removable dishes on side arms, with applied scroll borders, an Art Nouveau style frame, and sitting on a spreading round base with four cushion feet. Made by the Deakin Brothers of Sheffield in 1924. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver epergne table centrepiece are height 32.5 cms (12.75 inches), width across arms 32 cms (12.5 inches), and it weighs a total of approx. 1,166g (37.6 troy ounces)

2,345

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An Antique Victorian Silver-Plated table centre-piece epergne with five hand-cut crystal bowls, sitting in a Regency style frame with applied gadroon borders, swirl reeded arms, and all sitting on four lions paw feet. Made circa 1890. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver plated epergne are height 38 cms (15 inches), and spread across bowls 58 cms (23 inches).

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An Antique Victorian Silver-Plated table centre-piece epergne with five hand-cut crystal bowls, sitting in a Regency style frame with applied gadroon borders, swirl reeded arms, and all sitting on four lions paw feet. Made circa 1890. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver plated epergne are height 38 cms (15 inches), and spread across bowls 58 cms (23 inches).

2,695

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Antique Edwardian sterling silver table epergne center-piece, having an Art Nouveau style, with one central large dish and two smaller dishes resting on side arms, and all sitting on a pedestal base with four pierced feet. Made by Olivant and Botsford of Sheffield in 1907. Height 30 cms (11.75 inches), width 50 cms (19.75 inches), depth 26 cms (10.25 inches). Total weight approx. 2,058 (66.4 troy ounces).

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Antique Edwardian sterling silver table epergne center-piece, having an Art Nouveau style, with one central large dish and two smaller dishes resting on side arms, and all sitting on a pedestal base with four pierced feet. Made by Olivant and Botsford of Sheffield in 1907. Height 30 cms (11.75 inches), width 50 cms (19.75 inches), depth 26 cms (10.25 inches). Total weight approx. 2,058 (66.4 troy ounces).

3,985

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Sterling silver Art Nouveau style epergne, having a removable central bowl and vase, with two removable dishes on side arms, with applied hand-pierced borders, and sitting on a spreading base with matching pierced work. Made by Elkington and Co., of Birmingham in 1914. Height 37 cms (14.5 inches), width 54 cms (21.25 inches), depth 28 cms (11 inches). Total weight approx. 1,720g (55.5 troy ounces)

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Sterling silver Art Nouveau style epergne, having a removable central bowl and vase, with two removable dishes on side arms, with applied hand-pierced borders, and sitting on a spreading base with matching pierced work. Made by Elkington and Co., of Birmingham in 1914. Height 37 cms (14.5 inches), width 54 cms (21.25 inches), depth 28 cms (11 inches). Total weight approx. 1,720g (55.5 troy ounces)

4,985

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Sterling silver hand-pierced epergne, having four removable dishes, with one larger central dish, and three smaller dishes, all hand-pierced with applied shell and floral borders, sat in a wire-work frame on a spreading base with six ball feet. Made by Charles Widmer & Sons of Birmingham in 1912. Height 31 cms (12.25 inches), width 39.5 cms (15.5 inches). Total weight approx. 1,997g (64.4 troy ounces).

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Sterling silver hand-pierced epergne, having four removable dishes, with one larger central dish, and three smaller dishes, all hand-pierced with applied shell and floral borders, sat in a wire-work frame on a spreading base with six ball feet. Made by Charles Widmer & Sons of Birmingham in 1912. Height 31 cms (12.25 inches), width 39.5 cms (15.5 inches). Total weight approx. 1,997g (64.4 troy ounces).

6,750

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Antique Georgian sterling silver epergne centerpiece, having four hand-cut crystal bowls including a large central bowl for flowers or fruit and three smaller bowls for sweets or nuts, with each arm being removable, and all sitting on a very handsome base with hand-chased anthemion leaf and scroll work. Made by the famous silversmith Matthew Boulton of Birmingham in 1817. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver center-piece are height 38 cms (15 inches), spread across arms 51 cms (20 inches), and it weighs approx. 2,820g (91 troy ounces).

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Antique Georgian sterling silver epergne centerpiece, having four hand-cut crystal bowls including a large central bowl for flowers or fruit and three smaller bowls for sweets or nuts, with each arm being removable, and all sitting on a very handsome base with hand-chased anthemion leaf and scroll work. Made by the famous silversmith Matthew Boulton of Birmingham in 1817. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver center-piece are height 38 cms (15 inches), spread across arms 51 cms (20 inches), and it weighs approx. 2,820g (91 troy ounces).

14,975

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Antique Victorian silver plated Art Nouveau flower vase epergne center-piece, having four removable flower vases, with a tendril and leaf style body. Made in ca. 1890. Height 37 cms (14.5 inches), spread across vases 25.5 cms (10 inches).

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Antique Victorian silver plated Art Nouveau flower vase epergne center-piece, having four removable flower vases, with a tendril and leaf style body. Made in ca. 1890. Height 37 cms (14.5 inches), spread across vases 25.5 cms (10 inches).

295

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Antique Victorian silver plated Art Nouveau flower vase epergne center-piece, having four removable flower vases, with a tendril and leaf style body. All made in ca. 1890. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver-plated flower epergne are height 29 cms (11.5 inches), and spread across vases 26 cms (10.25 inches).

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Antique Victorian silver plated Art Nouveau flower vase epergne center-piece, having four removable flower vases, with a tendril and leaf style body. All made in ca. 1890. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver-plated flower epergne are height 29 cms (11.5 inches), and spread across vases 26 cms (10.25 inches).

375

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Antique Edwardian sterling silver flower vase style epergne made by J. & W. Deakin of Sheffield in 1905. With two removable side vases. Height 24 cms (9.5 inches), width 23 cms (9 inches). Weight approx. 10 troy ounces (310g).

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Antique Edwardian sterling silver flower vase style epergne made by J. & W. Deakin of Sheffield in 1905. With two removable side vases. Height 24 cms (9.5 inches), width 23 cms (9 inches). Weight approx. 10 troy ounces (310g).

425

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An Antique Victorian silver plated Art Nouveau flower vase epergne center-piece, having seven removable flower vases, with a tendril and leaf style body. All made in ca. 1890. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver-plated flower epergne are height 30.5 cms (12 inches), and spread across vases 33 cms (13 inches).

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An Antique Victorian silver plated Art Nouveau flower vase epergne center-piece, having seven removable flower vases, with a tendril and leaf style body. All made in ca. 1890. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver-plated flower epergne are height 30.5 cms (12 inches), and spread across vases 33 cms (13 inches).

495

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   Antique Victorian silver plated flower-vase epergne with nine removable vases, all made in ca. 1890. Height 24 cms, spread 42 cms.

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Antique Victorian silver plated flower-vase epergne with nine removable vases, all made in ca. 1890. Height 24 cms, spread 42 cms.

595

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   Antique Victorian silver plated flower vase epergne with removable side vases and baskets. Made in ca. 1890 by Daniel & Arter. Height 31 cms, width 38 cms.

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Antique Victorian silver plated flower vase epergne with removable side vases and baskets. Made in ca. 1890 by Daniel & Arter. Height 31 cms, width 38 cms.

865

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Sterling silver flower vase epergne with two removable side vases and pierced gallery edges. Made by Charles Boyton and Sons of Sheffield in 1920. Height 24 cms (9.5 inches), spread across arms 30 cms (11.75 inches). Weight approx. 14 troy ounces (434g).

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Sterling silver flower vase epergne with two removable side vases and pierced gallery edges. Made by Charles Boyton and Sons of Sheffield in 1920. Height 24 cms (9.5 inches), spread across arms 30 cms (11.75 inches). Weight approx. 14 troy ounces (434g).

895

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   Antique Edwardian sterling silver epergne with central vase for flowers and two side arms with dishes for sweets or nuts. Made by William Hutton and Sons of Sheffield in 1910. Height 22 cms (8.75 inches), spread across arms 24 cms (9.5 inches). Weight approx. 16 troy ounces (496g).

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Antique Edwardian sterling silver epergne with central vase for flowers and two side arms with dishes for sweets or nuts. Made by William Hutton and Sons of Sheffield in 1910. Height 22 cms (8.75 inches), spread across arms 24 cms (9.5 inches). Weight approx. 16 troy ounces (496g).

995

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   Sterling silver flower vase epergne with five removable vases made by Mappin & Webb of Sheffield in 1911. Length 32 cms, height 25 cms. Weight 22 troy ounces.

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Sterling silver flower vase epergne with five removable vases made by Mappin & Webb of Sheffield in 1911. Length 32 cms, height 25 cms. Weight 22 troy ounces.

1,175

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Sterling silver epergne with removable side and central dishes, made by Deakin Brothers of Sheffield in 1919. Height 33 cms, width 32 cms. Weight approx 38.5 troy ounces (1,178g).

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Sterling silver epergne with removable side and central dishes, made by Deakin Brothers of Sheffield in 1919. Height 33 cms, width 32 cms. Weight approx 38.5 troy ounces (1,178g).

1,265

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Sterling silver table epergne, having a central vase for flowers, with two removable hanging side baskets, with applied bead borders, and sitting on a pedestal foot. Made by William Hutton and Sons of Sheffield in 1923. Height 30 cms (11.75 inches), width 26 cms (10.25 inches). Total weight approx. 632g (20.4 troy ounces).

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Sterling silver table epergne, having a central vase for flowers, with two removable hanging side baskets, with applied bead borders, and sitting on a pedestal foot. Made by William Hutton and Sons of Sheffield in 1923. Height 30 cms (11.75 inches), width 26 cms (10.25 inches). Total weight approx. 632g (20.4 troy ounces).

1,375

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Antique Victorian sterling silver epergne flower vase centerpiece, having a central flower vase with hand-cut crystal holder, a hand-chased dish surrounding the latter with fruit and floral decoration, all sitting on a pedestal foot with matching hand-chased work. Made by Martin and Hall of London in 1881. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver center-piece are height 47 cms (18.5 cms), diameter 23.5 cms (9.25 inches), and it weighs approx. 788g (25.3 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian sterling silver epergne flower vase centerpiece, having a central flower vase with hand-cut crystal holder, a hand-chased dish surrounding the latter with fruit and floral decoration, all sitting on a pedestal foot with matching hand-chased work. Made by Martin and Hall of London in 1881. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver center-piece are height 47 cms (18.5 cms), diameter 23.5 cms (9.25 inches), and it weighs approx. 788g (25.3 troy ounces).

1,675

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   Sterling silver flower vase epergne with one large central vase and three smaller side vases. All vases are removable. Made by Walker and Hall of Sheffield in 1918. Height 35.5 cms (14 inches), spread across arms 33 cms (13 inches).

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Sterling silver flower vase epergne with one large central vase and three smaller side vases. All vases are removable. Made by Walker and Hall of Sheffield in 1918. Height 35.5 cms (14 inches), spread across arms 33 cms (13 inches).

1,795

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   Antique Edwardian sterling silver pierced basket epergne with central vase and three removable pierced baskets. Made by Elkington & Co., of London in 1906. Height 33 cms, spread 30 cms. Weight approx. 43 troy ounces.

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Antique Edwardian sterling silver pierced basket epergne with central vase and three removable pierced baskets. Made by Elkington & Co., of London in 1906. Height 33 cms, spread 30 cms. Weight approx. 43 troy ounces.

2,275

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Sterling silver epergne bowl with figural supports made by Walker & Hall of Sheffield in 1911. With removable panelled bowl. Height 30 cms, width 36 cms.

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Sterling silver epergne bowl with figural supports made by Walker & Hall of Sheffield in 1911. With removable panelled bowl. Height 30 cms, width 36 cms.

8,475

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Learn more about antique silver EPERGNES here.

Antique Silver EPERGNES description:

A type of centerpiece for the dinner table or sideboard, for displaying fruit, flowers, sweets, nuts etc.

Antique Silver EPERGNES history:

The earliest known examples date from the 1750s, but these are very rare now in original condition. The vast majority were made in the 19th century, but there are examples from the 20th century, and they are still being made today for the larger houses. The word epergne comes from the French word epargner (to save) space on the table.

Antique Silver EPERGNES design:

Their shape, style, and size varied tremendously from small vase epergnes that just catered for flowers through to very large examples with many removable baskets and vases of varying sizes to cater for flowers, fruit, sweets, and nuts. Many are characterised by having several branching side arms with small, often pierced, receptacles either attached or suspended, together with a main central receptacle, being either a large bowl, dish, or vase. The added decoration mirrored the style of the period with more ornate examples dating from the Victorian period. Many epergnes were often made with hand-cut crystal bowls designed to catch the colours and internal reflections of candlelight.

Antique Silver EPERGNES collectors note:

Very early examples from the 18th century have to be inspected very closely for repairs and to make sure that all the removable items are original and that nothing is missing. There should be a full or part mark on any removable dish or vase that shoul be the same as on the main stand. If the epergne has vases then make sure that they can hold water if intended for displaying flowers. Look closely at pierced areas to make sure that no pieces are missing. If the epergne has cut-crystal bowls check to make sure that there are no cracks or obvious damage.



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