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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19 piece part Royal Winton dinner set. Marguerite pattern, including teapot & sugar bowl, comport, three various milk jugs, four dessert bowls etc.

A Royal Winton 'Maori Land' comport, decorated with the pa gate scene, with Maori motifs around the border of the exterior and the base. 13 cm x 9.5 cm