Learn about Centrepiece

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.
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Chinese famille rose plate and comport, together with another Chinese vase

Two blanc de chine items. Bowl and comport - comport with ducks and lilypad decoration. Height 14 cm and height 9 cm

A Chinese export blue and white porcelain comport, late 18th century, raised on a foot with band of stiff leaves, painted with pavilion by a lake (rim chips) 21 cm diameter

A Cantonese 19th century painted comport, with panels of courtiers in landscape with a band of foliate and butterflies, the interior brass stand with cartouche with figures in interior with a conforming band with ormolu handles and pierced ormolu base. 30

Two antique Chinese export ware soap dishes, together with a export ware comport (repaired)

Centrepiece Copeland blanc de chine 19th century (a/f: large repair)

A Chinese porcelain Imari comport with bronze ormolu mounts

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