The centrepiece of a table is often considered to be the most important decorative element for any occasion. The earliest known English silver centrepieces were used for serving food, however towards the end of the 18th century candle holders were added, and more sculptural forms are found, culminating in some of the most elaborate and richly decorated centrepieces being crafted during the Victorian period. It was also during the 19th century that we first see purely ornamental centrepieces being created.
Made Circa 1880
Made circa 1880 by Hukin & Heath, this stylish, Victorian, Antique Silver Plated Candelabrum, is a fine example of the Aesthetic Movement, featuring a plain base, and will hold 6 candles. The candelabrum measures 15"(38cm) tall, by 10.5"(26.5cm) wide and deep.
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Hallmarked In 1912
Hallmarked in London in 1912 by Henry Herbert Barraclough, this stylish, Antique Sterling Silver Rose Bowl, is in the Arts & Crafts taste, featuring a hammered finish, and bands of pierced decoration. The rose bowl measures 11.5"(32cm) tall, by 7.5"(19cm) in diameter, and weighs 26.8 troy ounces.
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Made Circa 1880
Made circa 1880, this striking, Victorian, Antique Silver Plated Centrepiece, stands on Ram horn legs, and features a varicoloured glass dish and trumpet vase. The centrepiece measures 22"(56cm) tall, by 17"(43.5cm) wide, by 9"(23cm) deep.
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Hallmarked In 1798
Hallmarked in London in 1798 by John Touliet, this handsome, Antique Sterling Silver Centrepiece, features an oval glass dish supported by a neoclassical silver stand, with Adam style detailing. The centrepiece measures 9"(23cm) tall, by 11.5"(29cm) wide, by 8"(20cm) deep, and without the glass the frame weighs 20 troy ounces.
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Hallmarked In 1961
Designed by Alex Styles, manufactured by Wakely & Wheeler in London in 1961, and retailed by Garrard & Co. of 112 Regent Street London, this stunning Sterling Silver Centrepiece, features a superb cutwork cover featuring an abstract elongated star design, which has been hand cut using a piercing saw. The interior has been gold plated, which contrasts beautifully with the polished silver exterior. The centrepiece measures 2.25"(6cm) tall, by 13"(33cm) wide, by 4.25"(11cm) deep, and weighs 28.3 troy ounces.
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Made Circa 1890
Made circa 1890, this charming, Antique Silver Plate Centrepiece, is of naturalistic form, modelled to look like a palm tree with a giraffe under the fronds, and supporting a glass bowl for fruit or flowers. The centrepiece measures 22"(56cm) tall including the glass, by 16"(41cm) in diameter.
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Hallmarked In 1924
Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1924 by Connell, this wonderful Sterling Silver Bowl on Stand, is in the Arts & Crafts taste with naturalistic decoration throughout, and standing on a wooden base. The bowl on stand measures 9.75"(24.5cm) tall (7.75"(20cm) tall without the base) by 9.25"(23.5cm) in diameter, and the silver weighs 30.9 troy ounces.
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Hallmarked In 1927
Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1927 by P. Ashbury & Sons, this handsome, Sterling Silver Centrepiece, stands on four scroll feet, and features ribbon and reed detailing, acanthus scroll and shell borders, and acanthus detailed handles. The centrepiece measures 11"(28cm) tall, by 14.5"(37cm) from handle to handle, by 8.5"(21.5cm) deep and weighs 63.2 troy ounces.
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Made Circa 1880
Made circa 1880, this attractive, Victorian, Antique Silver Plated Centrepiece, features a central glass bowl, and three smaller side bowls. The centrepiece is naturalistic in style, modelled as an intwined vine under which two sheep are shading from the sun. The centrepiece measures 25.5"(65cm) tall, by 18"(46cm) in spread.
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Hallmarked In 1909
Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1909 by John & William Deakin, this stylish, Art Nouveau, Antique Sterling Silver Epergne or Centrepiece is very large, just the thing for a big dining room, and features a central trumpet vase and three hanging baskets. The epergne measures 24"(61cm) tall, by 15"(38cm) in diameter and weighs 117 troy ounces.
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Hallmarked In 1895
Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1895 by Martin, Hall & Co., this stunning, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Centrepiece Dish, features pierced decoration to the stand and dish, and shaped gadroon borders. The centrepiece measures 10.5"(26.5cm) tall, by 16"(41cm) wide, and weighs and substantial 78.9 troy ounces (2454g).
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Hallmarked In 1850
Hallmarked in London in 1850 by Joseph & Albert Savory, this very attractive, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Centrepiece, stands on a triangular base, and features acanthus decoration throughout, a central cut glass bowl, an engraved coat of arms and space for three candles. The centrepiece measures 15"(38.5cm) tall, by 15"(38.5cm) wide and deep and weighs 60.46 troy ounces without the glass.
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Hallmarked In 1900
Hallmarked in London in 1900 by Elkington & Co., this impressive, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Centrepiece, could be used as a trophy, a wine cooler, or as an oversized beer tankard. The centrepiece stands on thee recumbent lion feet, their front paws resting on balls, and features chased acanthus and scroll decoration throughout, and a lion rampant finial holding a vacant shield. The centrepiece measures 13"(33cm) tall, by 7.5"(19cm) in diameter, by 11"(28cm) handle to rim and weighs 90 troy ounces.
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Made Circa 1830
Made in Paris circa 1830 by Odiot, this spectacular, Antique First Quality French Silver Centrepiece Jardinière & Plateau, has an oval bowl with removable liner, beautifully detailed with fluting, floral garland swags and applied bows, standing on a round pedestal base with lion's paw feet. There is wreath borders around the foot of the bowl, which follows through around the plateau. The jardinière measures 17.5"(45cm) tall, by 23"(58cm) from handle to handle, by 13"(33cm) deep. The mirror plateau measures 16"(42cm) in diameter and 3"(7.5cm) tall.
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Hallmarked In 1873
Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1873 by Fenton Brothers Ltd., this attractive, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Centrepiece and Suite of 8 Dishes, features wonderfully ornate decoration throughout. The centrepiece features a glass vase for flowers, and measures 19.75"(50cm) tall, by 10.5"(27cm) in diameter, each of the four oval dishes measure 4"(10cm) tall, by 10"(25.5cm) wide, by 7.5"(19cm) deep, and each of the four round dishes measure 5.25"(13cm) tall, by 7"(18cm) in diameter. The total silver weight is 133.7 troy ounces.
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Made Circa 2009
Titled "Cidade" due to its futuristic cityscape design, commissioned by renowned antiques firm Mallett for their contemporary Meta Collection, and conceived and created by the design duo Barber and Osgerby, responsible, among other items, for the London 2012 Olympic torch, this candle laden ‘Surtout de Table’ is reminiscent of the tradition of the 18th century favoured by Louis XIV, where silver candlesticks were used in number on a polished silver base to multiply the candlelight. Made circa 2009 this amazing gilt Britannia Standard Silver Centrepiece comprises of seven candlesticks on a rectangular curved corner base measuring 19 inches x 12 inches (48cm x 30.5cm). It weighs 259 troy oz in total.
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Hallmarked In 1897
Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1897 by Walker & Hall, this exceptional, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Centrepiece, features a removable central bowl supported by four Neoclassical columns, surmounted on an oval base adorned to both ends with Greco-Roman Female figures holding bunches of grapes, and cast and applied vacant cartouches to either side. The centrepiece measures 16"(41cm) tall, by 20.5"(52cm) wide, by 11.5"(29cm) deep, and weighs a substantial 193.5 troy ounces.
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Hallmarked In 1854
Hallmarked in London in 1854 by Barnards, this stunning, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Centrepiece, features a central glass bowl and 5 spaces for candles. The centrepiece is richly decorated, featuring shell and scroll motifs, and stands on a triangular base. The centrepiece measures 29"(74cm) tall, by 18.5"(47cm) in spread, and weighs 178 troy ounces.
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Made Circa 1848
Made in 1848 by Elkington, Mason & Co., this spectacular, Victorian, Antique Silver Plated Centrepiece and Matching Mirror Plateau (made by Elkington circa 1870), has a central glass bowl, and six spaces for candles. The Centrepiece celebrates the wine harvest, with grape and wine motifs throughout, and three central figures dancing around the fruit laden vine. The centrepiece measures a substantial 40.5"(103cm) tall, by 25"(64cm) in spread, and the mirror plateau measures 24.5"(62cm) in diameter.
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Hallmarked In 1834
Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1834 by Robinson, Edkins & Aston, this truly stunning, William IV, Antique Sterling Silver Centrepiece, has a central glass bowl, 4 smaller bowls which can be switched for silver sconces to allow the use of candles, and is engraved with a coat of arms to one side. The centrepiece measures 17.5"(44cm) tall, by 16"(41cm) wide and deep, and weighs 146 troy ounces. The coat of arms is that of Reverend Allan Smith Masters.
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Hallmarked In 1976
Hallmarked in London in 1976 by Garrard & Co., this stunning Elizabeth II, Sterling Silver Model of a Stag, is realistically cast and chased, and stands on a marble base. The stag model on the base measures a very impressive 21.5"(55cm) tall, by 18"(45.5cm) wide, by 8.25"(21cm) deep.
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Hallmarked In 1854
Hallmarked in London in 1854 by George Angell, this wonderful, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Centrepiece, features three large cast mythological figures. One is a man with with a hammer and anvil, perhaps Hephaestus, god of Blacksmiths. The other two are ladies, one with a quill and scroll, perhaps Clio, the muse of history, the other with her arms simply raised, a pose typical of Aphrodite, god of love and wife of Hephaestus. The centrepiece supports a central cut glass glass bowl surrounded with 6 branches for candles, decorated with acanthus leaves. The cut corner triangular base stands on large acanthus, shell and scroll feet. The centrepiece measures 28"(71cm) tall, by 15"(38cm) wide and deep, and weighs 229 troy ounces.
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Hallmarked In 1868
Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1868 by Elkington & Co. This magnificent centrepiece was presented to Captain George Tryon (later Admiral) in recognition of his important role in the Abyssinia Expedition to free missionaries and representatives of the British Government, who had been imprisoned by Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia. Tryon acted as the transport officer to Annesley Bay for troops and supplies heading to Abyssinia with General Robert Napier’s expedition. He was given the Companionship of the Bath by her Majesty Queen Victoria as a reward for his services, and presented with this monumental centrepiece decorated with scenes depicting his activities in the campaign. The centrepiece stands on a mirror plateau which in turn stands on a wooden base with silver plaques and anchors. The overall height is 31.5” (80cm). The base diameter is 23”(59cm).
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