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ANTIQUE SILVER CENTREPIECES

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.

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j9844: Old Sheffield Plate Epergne

Made Circa 1800

Made circa 1800, this handsome, Antique Old Sheffield Plate Epergne, features neoclassical decoration, a central glass bowl, and four smaller side bowls. The epergne measures 11.5"(29cm) tall, by 15.75"(40cm) wide and deep.

£2,275

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b2208: Sterling Silver Centrepiece

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 Adams 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.

£2,795

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L3110: Sterling Silver Centrepiece

Hallmarked In 1938

Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1938 by A. E. Jones, this magnificent, George V, Sterling Silver Centrepiece, is Art Deco in style, featuring a central column with two enamelled crests at the top representing the town of Chester and County of Lancashire. The centrepiece measures 14.5"(37cm) tall, by 12"(31cm) in diameter and weighs 84 troy ounces.

£3,475

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j8108: Sterling Silver Centrepiece Bowl

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.

£4,275

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b8687: Silver Plate Centrepiece

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.

£4,795

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d7696: Sterling Silver Table Lamp

Hallmarked In 1907

Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1907 by James Dixon & Sons, this unusual Edwardian, Antique Sterling Silver Table Lamp, is wired for electricity. It features four cut glass bowls, and a central, pierced vase for floral displays, a scroll and pierced design throughout, and stands on four curved, reed and leaf detailed feet. The table lamp measures 22"(56cm) tall, by 18"(46cm) wide, by 18"(46cm) deep.

£6,950

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b9152: Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Epergne

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.

£7,975

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L0468: Sterling Silver Centrepiece Dish

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).

£8,475

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j7578: Sterling Silver Centrepiece

Hallmarked In 1850

Hallmarked in London in 1850 by Savoury Brothers, 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.

£8,750

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j9252: Sterling Silver Centrepiece Tankard

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.

£8,975

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b7187: Sterling Silver Centrepiece Jardiniere & Plateau

Made Circa 1830

Made in Paris circa 1830 by Odiot, this spectacular, Antique First Quality French Silver Centrepiece Jardiniere & 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 jardiniere 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.

£17,675

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e6990: Sterling Silver Centrepiece And Suite Of 8 Dishes

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.

£17,950

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L1411: Britannia Standard Silver Surtout De Table

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.

£18,975

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b6873: Sterling Silver Epergne

Hallmarked In 1902

Hallmarked in London in 1902 by Charles Stuart Harris, this impressive, nine basket, Edwardian, Antique Sterling Silver Epergne, is in the Adams style, featuring pierced work throughout, neoclassical decoration, four round baskets, four oval baskets and a larger oval basket on the top. The epergne measures 15"(38cm) tall, by 22"(56cm) wide, by 17"(43cm) deep and weighs 119.4 troy ounces.

£19,750

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L0541: Sterling Silver Set Of 3 Bowls & Plateau

Hallmarked In 1892

Hallmarked in London in 1892 by Elkington & Co., this impressive, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Set of Three Bowls, sits on the original Mirror Plateau base. The bowls and plateau feature borders modelled in a classical Roman frieze and the mirror plateau is shaped to fit the bowls and stands on lion’s paw feet. The plateau measures 29"(74cm) wide, by 16"(40cm) deep. The bowls feature half fluting with gilt interiors and stand on pedestal bases. The central bowl is oval and measures 12.5"(32cm) wide, by 11"(28cm) deep, by 5"(13cm) tall. The two side bowls are round and measure 6"(15cm) in diameter, by 3.5"(9cm) tall. The three bowls together weigh 95.2 troy ounces.

£22,750

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b5395: Sterling Silver Centrepiece

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.

£24,750

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L2499: Sterling Silver Centrepiece 'The Warwick Cup'

Hallmarked In 1876

Hallmarked in London in 1876 by Robert Hennell III, this wonderful, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Centrepiece, was originally the Warwick Cup race trophy, and stands on a wooden plinth with a beaded band and engraved presentation inscription. The front of the trophy is beautifully chased with a scene depicting Warwick castle, and the other side of the trophy is engraved with the coat of arms for Lord Edward Heneage, the 1st Baron Heneage. The centrepiece measures 31"(80cm) tall, by 21"(54cm) wide, by 16"(41cm) deep, and the silver weighs 168 troy ounces. The presentation inscription reads "Warwick September Meeting - 1876 - The Warwick Cup - Won by - Mr Heneage's 'Freeman'"

£24,975

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d6811: Sterling Silver Suite Of Three Compotes

Hallmarked In 1874

Hallmarked in London in 1874 by Alexander Macrae, this fantastic, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Suite of Compotes, feature cut glass bowls held by cherubs, which stand on ornately decorated bases. The larger compote measures 21"(53cm) tall, by 12.5"(32cm) in diameter. The two smaller compotes measure 15"(38cm) tall, by 10.5"(27cm) in diameter. The total silver weight is a substantial 165 troy ounces.

£26,750

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d8031: Sterling Silver Centrepiece

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.

£29,750

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b1321: Sterling Silver Centrepiece

Hallmarked In 1845

Hallmarked in London in 1845 by Joseph Angell & Son, this impressive, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Centrepiece, features swirled scroll decoration throughout, and features a cut glass bowl to the centre and holders for six candles. The centrepiece measures 31"(79cm) tall, by 20"(51cm) in diameter and weighs a substantial 264 troy ounces.

£31,750

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L2562: Silver Plate Centrepiece & Mirror Plateau

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.

£34,750

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b3583: Sterling Silver 'Mythological' Centrepiece

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 Aprhodite, 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.

£57,750

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L1535: Sterling Silver Centrepiece Made For Admiral Tryon

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).

£95,750

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