Silver Plate Epergne Centrepiece – A Guide

Victorian silver plate centrepiece with gilt swans
(Above – these look great with the intricate gilded swans)

At Canonbury Antiques we carry a range of silver plate epergnes or centerpieces. These ornate and florid works of art are designed to go in the centre of a dining table as part of the dining arrangement and to serve condiments, sauces, exotic nuts, small food items or perhaps in a purely decorative function to showcase a floral arrangement. They will certainly add a certain oomph to any dinner party – and also look great at other times just as decorative pieces.

Matthew Boulton silver plate epergne
slot into the corresponding numbered hole on the centerpiece. An extra nice touch are the mirrored trays that these will come on – so you can admire them from every angle in the reflection in the glass.

Sheffield silver plate epergne
(Above – note the mirrored tray so you can enjoy views of this epergne from all angles)

Working out of Sheffield – a city in the North of England – famous for steel on an industrial level and silver plate on a smaller scale, is where many of the silver plate techniques were first developed and mastered. The Elkington technique of electroplating surfaces also developed in England, specifically out of Birmingham in the Midlands.  George Richards Elkington worked in the science of electrometallurgy and took out various patents of his system of finishing objects in silver plate. Of course with aristocratic patrons this soon took off resulting in the plethora of designs and styles made.

Epergne with Elkington silver plate

(Above – chips and salsa night suddenly got more upmarket)

Famous silver smiths working out of England in the 1800s include Matthew Boulton (working in a largely neoclassical style) and Thomas Pitt who was based in London. We have a range of silver plate epergnes so hopefully you can find one to suit your needs and tastes. Nothing beats a serving lovely sauces from these works of art during a high end dinner party and they really add some style to the occasion.

Please check out our video below showing how these look in their element – on a large walnut Victorian dining table all we need are some guests and fine wine:

Victorian Sheffield Silver Plate Food Warmer Plate Charger Cruet

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Victorian Sheffield Silver Plate Food Warmer Plate Charger Cruet

Victorian Sheffield Silver Plate Food Warmer Plate Charger Cruet

– Gorgeous Victorian Sheffield style silver plate food warmer
– Add some elegance to your high end dinner party with this wonderful piece
– Two food trays so ample storage plus the two circular dishes for spoons
– Love the lions paw feet and egg and dart design to rim
– 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

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Victorian Silver Plate Two Tiered Cake Stand English Afternoon Tea

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Victorian Silver Plate Two Tiered Cake Stand English Afternoon Tea

Victorian Silver Plate Two Tiered Cake Stand English Afternoon Tea

– Gorgeous English Victorian style two tiered cake stand
– Perfect for afternoon tea
– Silver plate has a great patina
– 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

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Set 6 English Silver Plated Plates Plate Dish

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Set 6 English Silver Plated Plates Plate Dish

Set 6 English Silver Plated Plates Plate Dish

– Gorgeous set of 6 English silverplate plates – Offered in great condition with no signs of damage
– Please contact for a shipping quote, we can ship to anywhere in the world
– Come view in our Hertforshire antiques showroom, just 25 minutes north of London

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Victorian Rococo Silver Plate Serving Platter Centrepiece Epergne

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Victorian Rococo Silver Plate Serving Platter Centrepiece Epergne

Victorian Rococo Silver Plate Serving Platter Centrepiece Epergne

– Gorgeous Victorian style silver plate centre piece serving platter
– Offered in great condition, ready for home use and display right away
– We will ship to anywhere in the world – please get in touch for a shipping quote
– Any other questions, please let us know

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Pair Elkington Victorian Silver Plate Sweet Dishes Epergene Tureens Bowls Serpent

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Pair Elkington Victorian Silver Plate Sweet Dishes Epergene Tureens Bowls Serpent

Pair Elkington Victorian Silver Plate Sweet Dishes Epergene Tureens Bowls Serpent

– Stunning pair of Victorian style Elkington silver plate dishes
– Each serpent stand holds aloft the cut glass bowl
– Lovely finish to the silver plate, so bright and shiny
– Serpents are especially detailed with hand chased designs
– Also worthy of note are the paw feet with rococo scroll cornice
– Please see close up of silver plate mark on underside of these
– 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

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Jug Tankard Tableware Victorian Silver Plate

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photo: Jug Tankard Tableware Victorian Silver Plate
Jug Tankard Tableware Victorian Silver Plate

Beautiful Victorian silver tankard.

The dimensions are in inches:

Width x depth x height 11 x 9 x 16

Designs are very complex and this is offered in the form.

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Lamps Torcheres Signed Silver Plate Gregoire Bronze

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photo: Lamps Torcheres Signed Silver Plate Gregoire Bronze
Lamps Torcheres Signed Silver Plate Gregoire Bronze

More than 3 meters high. pair of lamps classic female figurine by Gregoire on silver tray.

The dimensions are in inches: Height x width x depth 39 x 10 x 10

Silver finish is gorgeous. bright and scratch free, very ornate frame.

Details such as facial features, hands, and tunicashade illustrate quality. These are signed, please, see about photo of the signature that is in the base.

Marble base offered chip and Flake free. Soft and ready for home use.

Opulent pair both offered in very good condition ready for immediate start screen.

Bought from a seller of ChampsElysees in Paris Send to anywhere in the world.

Available for viewing at our showroom in London or Hertfordshire store by appointment only

 

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Cherub Bowl Epergne Vase 2.5 ft English Silver Plate

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photo: Cherub Bowl Epergne Vase 2.5 ft English Silver Plate
Cherub Bowl Epergne Vase 2.5 ft English Silver Plate

Go, an impressive Cherub vase English stalls epergene.

The dimensions are in inches:

Width x depth x height 11 x 11 x 31

I hope the photos this stunning piece justice = more impressive in the flesh.

Stands in almost three meters high. The workmanship is excellent, in great shape and intricate silver plate.

Glass sections are cut and engraved by hand.

Please see about photo of Hall at the bottom mark.

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Candelabras Candlesticks French Empire Silver Plate

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photo: Candelabras Candlesticks French Empire Silver Plate
Candelabras Candlesticks French Empire Silver Plate

Impressive pair of candelabra style Empire French. Hand made of white marble and silver.

The dimensions are in inches Height x width x depth 14. 7.5 7.5 Weight: 6.40 kg

Typical Empire motifs include acanthus leaves, shell ornaments and arabesques.

Grand Finale to the silver and marble is smooth and free of chip. Bought from a vendor in the Les Puces de Paris flea market.

Offered in great condition with no signs of damage.

We are going to see this for yourself at our showroom in Hertfordshire.

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