A GEORGE III SILVER FOUR-BRANCH ÉPERGNE, THOMAS PITTS I, LONDON, 1779
neo-classical form; the oval frame pierced and beaded with husk festoons below and four curved claw feet, the four detachable branches holding lobed circular pierced and festooned dishes, the centre with a large matching oval bowl
35cm., 13¾in. high
All pieces clearly part or fully marked apart from one branch. Possibly erased. Typical country house wear. Good condition.
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Inventory of the Best Plate, September 1845, ‘1 Epergne’;
Inventory, 1893, ‘1 Epergne Stand with small dishes (openwork chased with four branches…)'