Elkington Neoclassical style gilt and silver plated centerpiece or epergne with heavy cut crystal oval bowl, resting on the oval pedestal of a footed base with figural griffins at each end and molded anthemion ornamentation on the adjacent sides. Side of base stamped ELKINGTON & CO. on one side with psuedohallmarks on other side; underside stamped MESSRS W & G. BUSZARD OXFORD STREET LONDON. 12 3/4"H x 18 1/2" W x 10" D. Last qtr. 19th century. Note: Buszard's was a famous London purveyor of wedding cakes. Provenance: the estate of Celia (Cece) Webb, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: A few miniscule chips to serrated edges of crystal bowl, some light wear /oxidation to base; overall very good condition.
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