Feinberg Silver has several
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
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
#T6 Matthew Boulton style Epergne
The rounded bottom Epergne (#5545) reflects the style of the George IV (circa 1830) period.
piece (#T6) reflects the William IV style. All of the arms borders and
supports are made using the "lost wax cast" process.