Popular in Victorian times, a centrepiece was designed to stand on a dining table or sideboard, and convey the theme of the gathering such as Christmas or Easter, as well as the social status of the owner. Often very elaborately made, they can take many forms, including epergnes, sculpture, multi basket containers for fruit or sweetmeats, and large bowls. They have been made in a variety of materials including glass, ceramics, silver, silverplate and bronze. Centrepiece is also the name given to the central feature of an item of jewellery such as a necklace or bracelet.
A cream Wedgwood table centrepiece potpourri. Later 20th century, with marks for Etruria & Barlaston, the pierced and moulded pedestal basket with rope twist handles and a conforming domed lid with mushroom finial; with backstamp and impressed marks un
Wedgwood part fruit set comprising two high, two low comports and 6 plates. Octagonal in shape with 'Sthetic style decoration of red and gold Stylized flowers. Tall comports Have pierced bamboo style supports. Trademark for John Mortlock, Oxford and London
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