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Traditionally an epergne has a large central bowl or basket sitting on three to five feet.
An elegant epergne, or table centerpiece, with seven ruby glass vases, made either in Stourbridge or Birmingham circa 1900-1910
The buffet dinner was presented on the dining room table, decorated-with an antique four-arm silver and crystal epergne containing an all-white arrangement of orchids, roses, snapdragons, lilies, and hydrangeas created by Pittman.
The silver-plated oval epergne (table centrepiece) is on display in the new International Slavery Museum in Merseyside Maritime Museum.
A pair of candle lustres with pink flashed glass and clear glass drops sold for pounds 520 while a Victorian opaque white and pink epergne with a central vase and hanging baskets sold for pounds 200.
An epergne - a grand table centrepiece - displays the technique in wire-work that Boulton considered a speciality of the Soho Manufactory, while candlesticks from 1774 and 1798 between them show how Boulton's style developed, resulting in the typically understated neo-classical style for which he is best known.
Sugar bowl and salt baskets have blue glass inners to highlight the pierced silver; This epergne, or centrepiece, would have been filled with fruit or sweetmeats
The epergne container remained popular, often decorated with fruit and flowers.
An exquisite floral arrangement of Freedom roses, red ginger, Stargazer lilies, and white alstroemeria were held in an 1840 Sheffield epergne.
For instance, in 2008 the National Trust acquired an epergne engraved with the Phelips family arms for Montacute, the Phelips house in Somerset.
On the groom's table, a rustic epergne overflowed with an assortment of homemade cookies, including the groom's favorite, cowboy cookies.
Another little-known exhibit, from an English family collection, is a fanciful mid-18th-century epergne, made by the Parisian silversmith Claude Ballin for an English patron, with dragon candleholders.
James Penny, a slave trader, was presented with a magnificent silver epergne in 1792 for speaking in favour of the slave trade to a parliamentary committee.
On the table in the centre of the room was a large epergne. Into this receptacle Dante Gabriel used apparently to place the somnolent wombat and there it would normally remain fast asleep until lifted down after the guests had gone.
Sisters-in-law Leila Lane and Judy Lane Douglass share their family recipes for a very special Easter family dinner, all served on Grandmother Maude's ultimate wedding gift using family china, silver, napkins, epergne, and stories and traditions.
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