Learn about Epergne

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.
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Golfer Epergne, silver plated golfer with glass vase epergne, made by James Deakin & Sons, Sheffield, c1880, 32 cm tall

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

An Edwardian vaseline glass epergne, with silver-plate base. Height 30 cm

Vintage English silver plated epergne, with 5 glass trumpets, 38 cm wide

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

Victorian single trumpet epergne with silver plated base height 30 cm

An Edwardian silverplate epergne/banquet lamp centrepiece, with central bowl (non-extant) and radiating pierced branches terminating in baluster vases; Latham & Morton, Birmingham. Height 27 cm

Roberson & Co ruby glass and plated metal three trumpet epergne, 36 cm high

A fine Edwardian Sheffield silver plate and cut crystal epergne 50 cm high x 35 cm width

Antique silver plated epergne base, with grapevine shaped support, 42 cm high approx.

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

A silver plated epergne, 20th century, the fluted rim rose bowl above three scrolling arms supporting trumpet vases above a circular base. Height 30 cm.

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

Early Australian EPNS four trumpet epergne, height 23 cm

A Victorian epergne in silver plate modelled as a resting camel, the glass trumpet with etched fern decoration. Height 36 cm