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Matthew Boulton Regency Sterling Silver Epergne or Centerpiece, hallmarked for 1824, comprised of a period cut crystal bowl set into a sterling silver stand with circular top frame having pierced acanthus and scroll decoration, supported by three scrolling acanthus leaf arms issuing from a central figural basket of flowers, raised on a triangular plinth. Each side of the plinth is embellished with applied urn and foliate scroll motifs over a base featuring applied flowering acanthus scrollwork and bordered by raised bellflower and acanthus leaf designs, all resting on hairy paw feet with scrolling foliate returns. Top exterior edge of frame with five hallmarks including lion passant sterling mark, MB for Matthew Boulton Co., anchor mark for Birmingham, England, and date mark for 1824. Additionally marked MB twice to underside of base together with duty mark and lion passant. Stand – 11 3/4″ H x 8 1/4″ W. With bowl – 14 3/4″ H x 12″ dia. Stand weighs 52.145 troy ounces. Provenance: Private Nashville, TN collection. CONDITION: Cut glass bowl overall good condition with scattered fleabites to rim, some scratching to underside of base. Stand overall very good condition.