Archive for the 'silver plate centrepiece' Category

24
May
18

Silver Plate Centerpiece – English Sheffield Victorian Epergne

At Canonbury Antiques we carry a range of wonderful Sheffield silver plate centerpieces.

 

 

These silver plate centerpieces are the height of craftmanship and dazzling to look at as the light reflects of the silver plate, glass and mirrored base. They were originally designed to go in the centre of a Victorian dining table to serve side dishes and condiments to the dinner – nuts, sauces, dips and sweets. Obviously they also serve a great decorative function as they are clearly very charming to look at, in fact they can make a whole room. They will certainly add a certain oomph to any dinner party – and also look great at other times just as decorative pieces in the centre. In terms of a high end dinner party, they definitely will give it that high class banquet vibe.

(Silver plate centerpiece – perfect for nuts and condiments)

Often these silver plate centerpieces are referred to as epergne which is a French word which means economy due to the original space saving function of these works of art. These centerpiece can originally be traced back to the 1700s. Originally they were a showcase for the refined skill and crafting of the artistan and silver smith. These centerpieces were the perfect showcase for their talents, particularly artist like Elkington, Matthew Boulton and Paul Storr working out of England during the Industrial Revolution. Their skills were particularly developed in Sheffield which as a city is famous for steel on an industrial level but is also where many silver plate techniques – including electroplating – were first developed.

(Look how the mirrored tray reflects the beauty of the silver plate centrepiece)

Some of larger silver plate centerpieces can measure ten feet (over two metres) across and compromise various glass dishes, trays, bowls, candelabras and trays. Some of the models can the central column can swap from either being a candelabra to a glass dish and support. Each different branch of the candelabra will be numbered to correspond to the correct size on the candelabras. They can be admired from all angles as often the glass tray base they stand on will be mirrored to reflect the gorgeous designs. They can be made in various styles including Rococo and Neo Classical, we even carry a few versions that have had characteristic camels on them.

(Crack out the champers with this cracking antique silver plate centerpiece)

 

Many of these silver plate centerpieces are on display in our Canonbury Antiques North London showroom so please get in touch for an appointment. If you are taking the train the nearest station is Potters Bar and we are 8 minutes from town. We are right off the M25 right near where the A1 intersects in near South Mimms. For overseas clients – we are very close to Heathrow, Luton and Stanstead airports – if you are coming by helicopter you can land in the field next to our showroom as some of our clients have! Nothing beats trying and viewing these epergnes out for size and style – they are definitely more dazzling in real life. Often the glass is the finest crystal cut glass, no expense is spared in their making and craftmaship. We can also ship these centerpieces to anywhere in the world so please get in touch for a shipping quote. We have literally shipped to every corner of the planet.

We also offer great discounts to interior designers and for bulk purchases. Due to the wide nature of our stock and our big selection of silver plate centerpieces many designers use us for our expertise and network of contacts in the industry.

(Always look out for the silver plate mark on the underside )
Please enjoy some videos of our silver plate centerpieces from the Canonbury Antiques YouTube channel:

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24
May
18

Pair Sheffield Silver Plate Camel Epergne Centrepieces Glass Bowl

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS PAIR SHEFFIELD SILVER PLATE CAMEL EPERGNE CENTREPIECES GLASS BOWL ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES

Pair Sheffield Silver Plate Camel Epergne Centrepieces Glass Bowl

Pair Sheffield Silver Plate Camel Epergne Centrepieces Glass Bowl

– Stunning and unsual pair of Sheffield silver plate epergnes or centrepieces
– Main centrepiece flanked by two smaller bowls to either side
– Perhaps one of the main eye catching features are the camel supports, delightful
– Patina to the silver plate is amazing with great finish
– We do have a pair of these if you are interested in two – please let us know
– Please also see the Sheffield factory stamp in close up photo
– Ready to be the centrepiece to any home interiors scheme
– Please let us know if you would like to view this piece in our Canonbury Antiques Herts showroom, just 25 minutes north of London
– Offered in great shape ready for home use right away
– We ship to every corner of the planet – please get in touch for a shipping quote

Dimensions in CM
Width x Depth x Height
45 x 30 x 28

Dimensions are in inches:
Width x Depth x Height
18 x 12 x 11

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS PAIR SHEFFIELD SILVER PLATE CAMEL EPERGNE CENTREPIECES GLASS BOWL ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES

24
May
18

English Silver Plate Boulton Centrepiece Epergne Glass Tray Cherub Dish

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English Silver Plate Boulton Centrepiece Epergne Glass Tray Cherub Dish

English Silver Plate Boulton Centrepiece Epergne Glass Tray Cherub Dish

– Stunning Sheffield silver plate epergne or centrepiece
– Adorned with gold leaf cherubs and various crystal glass bowls
– Museum quality collectors piece
– Viewings possible in our Hertfordshire / London showroom please get in touch
– Can ship to anywhere in the world, please get in touch for a shipping quote

Sometimes you come across something so unique and beautiful it is hard to put into words and you only hope the pictures will go some way in conveying the magnitude of this work of art. This is hallmarked and stamped in various places – please see close up photo. It is a Sheffield silver plate piece in the manner of Matthew Boulton.

The main central column has a main dish a top and three smaller dishes coming of the column. This stands on the silver plate and mirror base. To the side of the main piece are the two smaller dishes, also made from the finest crystal cut glass.

Adorned at various points around the bases of the three dishes and at other points are the gorgeous chubby cherubs in gold plate. Some of the cherubs are reclining in a more smoothly pose whilst others are waving their hands in a salutation.

The levels of craftsmanship and hours that goes into making something like this are outstanding. Not forgetting all the different type of materials and disciplines involved with this. The glass is hand cut and etched. Details like the ornate silver work with leaves and other designs and then of course the troupe of cute cherubs or putti. It is an amazing piece either decoratively or practically perhaps for serving dips or showcasing dried flowers. It all comes apart so is easy to ship and move around. We have never seen anything similar so hence it is highly collectable.

Dimensions are in inches:
Overall
Width x Depth x Height
45 x 13 x 27

Centre
Width x Depth x Height
17 x 17 x 26
Sides
Width x Depth x Height
9 x 9 x 12

Dimensions are in CM:
Overall
Width x Depth x Height
114 x 33 x 69
Centre
Width x Depth x Height
43 x 43 x 66

Sides
Width x Depth x Height
23 x 23 x 31

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS ENGLISH SILVER PLATE BOULTON CENTREPIECE EPERGNE GLASS TRAY CHERUB DISH ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES

 

24
May
18

Pair Sheffield Silver Plate Epergnes Glass Dish Serpent Centrepiece

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Pair Sheffield Silver Plate Epergnes Glass Dish Serpent Centrepiece

Pair Sheffield Silver Plate Epergnes Glass Dish Serpent Centrepiece

– Gorgeous pair of Sheffield silver plate serpent epergnes – Each features three smaller cut glass bowls and one larger centre dish – Silver plate has a lovely bright patina – Very intricately chased, please also see silver plate hallmark on the underside – Offered in great condition, ready for home use right away – Viewings available – please let us know if you would like to view in our Hertfordshire showroom – Note if you would like to view in our Herts showroom please contact us first as some of our goods are in storage but we can arrange for it to be ready for a viewing with slight advance warning – Will ship to anywhere in the world – please get in touch for a shipping quote – Please fire away with any questions or enquiries – Our Hertfordshire antiques showroom is just 25 minutes north of London – All our measurements are of the widest and tallest dimension Dimensions in CM Width x Depth x Height 40 x 40 x 40 Dimensions are in inches: 16 x 16 x 16

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS PAIR SHEFFIELD SILVER PLATE EPERGNES GLASS DISH SERPENT CENTREPIECE ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES

24
May
18

Sheffield Silver Plate Centrepiece Glass Epergne Victorian Platter

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS SHEFFIELD SILVER PLATE CENTREPIECE GLASS EPERGNE VICTORIAN PLATTER ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES

Sheffield Silver Plate Centrepiece Glass Epergne Victorian Platter

Sheffield Silver Plate Centrepiece Glass Epergne Victorian Platter

– Come view in our Hertfordshire antiques showroom, just 25 minutes north of London
– Stunning Victorian style Sheffield silver plate epergne
– What a delightful piece, ready to take centre stage as part of any high end dining set up
– Patina to the silver plate is superb
– Cut glass is bright and crystaline
– Love the sleeping lion motif to the central column
– Further motifs include rococo shells, vines and rosettes
– Stands in the silver plated tray so you can admire this from every angle
– We have a large range of other silver plate epergnes please get in touch if there is another you are looking for
– Offered in great shape, ready for home use right away
– Will ship to anywhere in the world – please email for shipping quotes
– Canonbury Antiques – longstanding London / UK antique dealers, in business for over firty years now
– Please fire away with any questions or shipping quotes – get in touch!

Dimensions are in CM:
Height x Width x Depth
35 x 66 x 38

Dimensions are in inches:
Height x Width x Depth
14 x 26 x 15

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS SHEFFIELD SILVER PLATE CENTREPIECE GLASS EPERGNE VICTORIAN PLATTER ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES

24
May
18

Sheffield Silver Plate Epergene Centrepiece Dish Glass Bowl Camel

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS SHEFFIELD SILVER PLATE EPERGENE CENTREPIECE DISH GLASS BOWL CAMEL ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES

Sheffield Silver Plate Epergene Centrepiece Dish Glass Bowl Camel

Sheffield Silver Plate Epergene Centrepiece Dish Glass Bowl Camel

– Stunning and unsual Sheffield silver plate epergne or centrepiece
– Main centrepiece flanked by two smaller bowls to either side
– Perhaps one of the main eye catching features are the camel supports, delightful
– Patina to the silver plate is amazing with great finish
– We do have a pair of these if you are interested in two – please let us know
– Please also see the Sheffield factory stamp in close up photo
– Ready to be the centrepiece to any home interiors scheme
– Please let us know if you would like to view this piece in our Canonbury Antiques Herts
showroom, just 25 minutes north of London
– Offered in great shape ready for home use right away
– We ship to every corner of the planet – please get in touch for a shipping quote

Dimensions in CM
Width x Depth x Height
45 x 30 x 28

Dimensions are in inches:
Width x Depth x Height
18 x 12 x 11

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS SHEFFIELD SILVER PLATE EPERGENE CENTREPIECE DISH GLASS BOWL CAMEL ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES

24
May
18

Victorian Sheffield Silver Plate Centrepiece Epergne Cut Glass Dish Display

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS VICTORIAN SHEFFIELD SILVER PLATE CENTREPIECE EPERGNE CUT GLASS DISH DISPLAY ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES

Victorian Sheffield Silver Plate Centrepiece Epergne Cut Glass Dish Display

Victorian Sheffield Silver Plate Centrepiece Epergne Cut Glass Dish Display

– Stunning Victorian style Sheffield silver plate epergne
– Hopefully the photos do this elegant piece some justice, definitely better in the flesh
– This would definitely add style to any dinner service
– Two side dishes and the centrepiece with four smaller dishes and main central dish
– Glass is clear crystal cut glass
– Great patina to the silver plate
– Please see close up of the factory stamp and Sheffield mark on the underside
– Please let us know if you would like to view this piece in our Canonbury Antiques Herts showroom, just 25 minutes north of London
– Offered in great shape ready for home use right away
– We ship to every corner of the planet
– Please get in touch for a shipping quote

Dimensions in CM
Width x Depth x Height
63 x 35 x 35

Dimensions are in inches:
Width x Depth x Heigh
25 x 14 x 14

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS VICTORIAN SHEFFIELD SILVER PLATE CENTREPIECE EPERGNE CUT GLASS DISH DISPLAY ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES




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