A table centrepiece, which may have a large central bowl or dish, and a series of smaller bowls suspended from a central stem or branches, with the smaller bowls used to display sweetmeats. Some of the grander examples were made in silver, but epergnes were also made in ceramic and glass.
A Victorian vaseline glass epergne. Second half 19th century, in striking creamy lemon to clear lime tones with a central floral trumpet with an internal spiral motif and trailing applied clear glass embellishments, three matching side trumpets and three b
An opalescent blue and pink glass epergne with a central floral trumpet, surrounded by six trumpet shaped flower receivers and scalloped bowl to base. Height 57 cm origin: England period: Victorian, circa date: 1880
An Edwardian cranberry glass epergne, circa 1910, with an elegant central floriform trumpet with three side trumpets, each embellished with a spiral frill of clear glass and upon a broad fluted bowl, with brass mounts. Height 57 cm
A Victorian-Edwardian ruby glass epergne, late 19th century to early 20th century, with a central fluted trumpet with spiral clear glass trails, three additional trumpets similarly embellished, and three spiral twist and scrolled stems with removable hangi
A Victorian silver plate and glass epergne, circa 1880, unidentified maker's mark, upon a quatrefoil footed base, an urn with caryatid handles raised upon a socle embellished with two birds supporting scroll arms each holding fluted and optical hobnail mil
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