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.
Bishop Suter's epergne, a magnificent late 19th century silver plated epergne by Elkington & Co, the top with large engraved cut glass bowl, six smaller bowls beneath supported on stylised scroll arms with three bon-bon baskets hanging beneath, reeded balu
Silver plated epergne stand heavily plated of vine leaf form, having an associated purple glass bowl all on pedetal base with three scrolled feet. Condition good, minor wear, drilled hole in the bowl. Height including bowl 47.5 cm
A Victorian silver plate and crystal camel epergne, later 19th century with maker's mark, a desk bell for James Deakin & Sons, Sheffield, with a knopped stem embellished with scrolled brackets and papyrus motifs draped with chains to a triangular base with
A Victorian silver plated epergne centrepiece, c.1870-1880's. By Barker Brothers Birmingham (sconces signed). The epergne is in the classical Victorian style, with three central maiden figures, supporting a three branch candelabra, surmounted with a cut cr
A Victorian silver plated table centre piece, c.1880, by James Deakin & Sons, Sheffield, depicting cupid between three central columns, with two griffins on opposing sides, upper cut-glass dish with central silvered, metal epergne, with plinth base, acorn
An Art Nouveau silver plated epergne, circa 1900. Standing on a tripartite base with out swept feet and adorned with raised flowers and stems the central pillar holding three right angle arms in the form of interlocking vines, rising to a trumpet vase. Hei
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