A George III form silver plated square-framed 5 bowl epergne, by I Freeman & Sons, Ltd, NY c. This style of epergne, with the square frame and vertical legs, was popularised by Matthew Boulton, who also made them in sterling silver. This example is a good reproduction.
It appears to be the original glass, just one small flake on the inside of one corner of one of the small bowls. The serated outline is intact.All fit snugly into the frames apart from one of the small ones. The frame must be a hair out of kilter although they all look symmetrical. Its not glaringly obvious though.
The silver plate is almost intact. One of the square tubes inside which the arms slide in has been re-soldered in place. I have included the picture of the repair together with a picture of the one of the others. There are two features that upgrade this example over other similar examples.One is the cut-glass'pineapple' in the center. An attractive feature rarely seen. The end of each arm is numbered as with its corresponding slot on the base, pictured.
I must point out that epergnes receive a lot of punishment so there are bound to be faults, even with reproductions. Although I have pointed out 3 flaws, there must be many light usage scratches and dents commensurate with age. Generally, though, it is in very good condition. Dimensions: Stand only 9.25 high.
Bowls: Center 10.75 x 8 Small 4.25 x 3.0. Most items are antique and have signs of wear and tear.
Such as light scratches, light dents and light pitting. If this is excessive I will bring it to your attention. If there is anything you are unsure about please feel free to ask, I will be happy to answer all your questions.The item "A George III form silver plated square-framed 5 bowl epergne, c. 1940-60" is in sale since Sunday, September 22, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silverplate\Other Antique Silverplate". The seller is "albionant" and is located in Marietta, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.