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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A small Royal Worcester comport, 1926, with signature of Harry Ayrton, the lozenge shaped pedestal bowl with upward sweeping bracket handles, burnished gold to the interior and base, the interior well decorated with pears and summer berries, signed near ri
Royal Worcester: porcelain comport (c1926) painted by Harry Davis with iconic sheep in country landscape scene titled 'River Severn Nr Worcester'. Oval form with gilded border. restored and hairline crack. 32 cm x 20 cm x 8 cm.
A rare Royal Worcester figural centrepiece by James Hadley, 1898 of a young lady and a gallant under a spreading tree supporting a wide pierced basket, another basket at their feet, the whole on a rough soil ground, 41 cm high. Moulded signature, Hadley ve
A Royal Worcester Australian Flowers comport, painted by Reginald Austin, 1912, with Wild Heath within moulded rosette and leaf scroll grey border, Flavelle Brothers Ltd retailer's mark and puce mark, 24 cm diameter. note: Flavelle Brothers, the Sydney Jew
Royal Worcester comport dated 1887 modelled by James Hadley with a Kate Greenaway style of a boy standing beside a shallow circular basket, ivory glazed with coloured and gold details, puce marks, shape number 1072, 22 cm
A Hadley Worcester porcelain comport signed J. Lander circa 1903 semi-ovoid finely painted with roses to the interior and exterior flanked by acanthus scroll terminals raised on a slender stem circular foot green printed factory mark and model No. 80 16 cm
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