Holloware Part 2 - English Silver Epergnes
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Epergne & Mirror Plateau  

Comport

    Feinberg Silver has several different Epergnes and Comports, all in the English tradition and made by English silversmiths.  Epergnes originally appeared in the 18th century, when entertaining became a grand art.  Epergnes, from the french "Epargne" meanging spave saving, offer economy when it comes to tablespace, allowing guests to easily serve themselves, and they are perfect for fruit, candy or flowers.  Because of their size, they can fit on a side board, but a stunning epergne can also easily be the centerpiece of a room, drawing attention with it's long arms and bounty of treats.  The Epergne is a theater not only for a silversmith to display their honed craft, but for a host or hostess to display their status and taste for finer things.  Epergnes are often paired with a plateau (above)or a large table on their own.


    All of our Epergnes and Comports are heavily silver plated (15+ Microns) over nickel.  The Epergnes feature removable arms so the piece can also be used as a comport or centerpiece.  The glass bowls are hand cut, mouth blown European crystal.

    Our comport (pictured right) #5225 is in the George III style.  




Our 8 Arm Epergne #5555

    Our 8 arm Epergne (#5555) is a unique piece.  It is significantly larger than traditional epergnes and the centerpiece glass may be removed allowing you to use it as a vase for a floral arrangement.

 
#5543 & #5545

    The flat bottom Epergne (shown first, #5543) is a George III style (circa 1820).  It has hand applied silver plate borders, and cast brass arms, supports and feet.
   
    The rounded bottom Epergne (#5545) reflects the style of the George IV (circa 1830) period.



#T6 Matthew Boulton style Epergne

    This piece (#T6) reflects the William IV style.  All of the arms borders and supports are made using the "lost wax cast" process.  

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