Silver Plate Epergne Centrepiece – A Guide

Victorian silver plate centrepiece with gilt swans
(Above – these look great with the intricate gilded swans)

At Canonbury Antiques we carry a range of silver plate epergnes or centerpieces. These ornate and florid works of art are designed to go in the centre of a dining table as part of the dining arrangement and to serve condiments, sauces, exotic nuts, small food items or perhaps in a purely decorative function to showcase a floral arrangement. They will certainly add a certain oomph to any dinner party – and also look great at other times just as decorative pieces.

Matthew Boulton silver plate epergne
slot into the corresponding numbered hole on the centerpiece. An extra nice touch are the mirrored trays that these will come on – so you can admire them from every angle in the reflection in the glass.

Sheffield silver plate epergne
(Above – note the mirrored tray so you can enjoy views of this epergne from all angles)

Working out of Sheffield – a city in the North of England – famous for steel on an industrial level and silver plate on a smaller scale, is where many of the silver plate techniques were first developed and mastered. The Elkington technique of electroplating surfaces also developed in England, specifically out of Birmingham in the Midlands.  George Richards Elkington worked in the science of electrometallurgy and took out various patents of his system of finishing objects in silver plate. Of course with aristocratic patrons this soon took off resulting in the plethora of designs and styles made.

Epergne with Elkington silver plate

(Above – chips and salsa night suddenly got more upmarket)

Famous silver smiths working out of England in the 1800s include Matthew Boulton (working in a largely neoclassical style) and Thomas Pitt who was based in London. We have a range of silver plate epergnes so hopefully you can find one to suit your needs and tastes. Nothing beats a serving lovely sauces from these works of art during a high end dinner party and they really add some style to the occasion.

Please check out our video below showing how these look in their element – on a large walnut Victorian dining table all we need are some guests and fine wine:

English Majolica Pottery Cherub Planter Bowl Centrepiece

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English Majolica Pottery Cherub Planter Bowl Centrepiece

English Majolica Pottery Cherub Planter Bowl Centrepiece

 

– Come view this in our Hertfordshire antiques showroom – just 25 mins north of London
– Stunning English majolica porcelain planter or centrepiece
– Cute cherub emerges from the leaf and the urn is flanked by rams head handles
– Great collectors piece and every interior designers dream
– Offered in great shape ready for home display right away
– Will ship to anywhere in the world, please email for shippping quotes

 

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2ft Sevres Bisque Porcelain Vase Cherub Centrepiece

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2ft Sevres Bisque Porcelain Vase Cherub Centrepiece

2ft Sevres Bisque Porcelain Vase Cherub Centrepiece

 

– Stunning French Paris bisque porcelain cherub vase
– Hope the photos do this stunning piece some justice, certainly better in the flesh
– This stands in at just under two feet tall so very impressive
– Design features the cherubs sat atop the main lid
– The designs are so incredibly intricate
– Will ship to anywhere in the world
– Bought from a dealer at Les Puces flea market in Paris
– Come view in our Hertfordshire warehouse

 

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German Porcelain Meissen Figurine Clock Centrepiece Mantle

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German Porcelain Meissen Figurine Clock Centrepiece Mantle

German Porcelain Meissen Figurine Clock Centrepiece Mantle

 

– Come view these in our Hertfordshire warehouse, just 25 minutes north of London
– Absolutely stunning German porcelain clock in the Meissen manner
– Flanked by a pair of male female figurines
– Plethora of hand painted details – intricate floral sprays
– Clock comes in two pieces – the figurines to the top and the clock bottom
– Figurines to the top show a gorgeous male female romantic couple
– Factory stamp shown on underside
– offered in great condition, ready for home use right away
– Will ship to anywhere in the world

 

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German Dresden Porcelain Cherub Centrepiece Bowl Dish

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German Dresden Porcelain Cherub Centrepiece Bowl Dish

German Dresden Porcelain Cherub Centrepiece Bowl Dish

 

– Come view this pair for yourself in our Herts showroom
– Gorgeous German Dresden style porcelain centre piece bowl
– Main dish is supported by the four child figurines
– Two cherubim to the base support the main stand
– Hand painted details, including intricate encrusted flowers
– Offered in great condition and will ship to anywhere in the world
– Please see close up photo of mark on underside

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY GERMAN DRESDEN PORCELAIN CHERUB CENTREPIECE BOWL DISH ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES

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