English George III Neoclassical sterling silver and cut crystal epergne with figural silver basket of fruit and flowers. Hallmarks for J. W Story & W. Elliott, London, 1811. Oval frame with ovolo rim containing a central crystal bowl cut in a diamond pattern, raised on four serpentine reeded legs adorned with shell and acanthus decoration at top and ending in paw feet, joined by an oval medial support accented with a basket of flowers. Four serpentine reeded arms issue from the basket of flowers, each supporting a round glass bowl cut in an overall diamond pattern. Hallmarks to top edge of outer epergne, fruit basket, underside of base, and serpentine arms. Epergne frame – 11 1/4" H x 19" dia. With glass – 15" H x 22" dia. Sterling frame: 113.932 troy ounces. Provenance: Private Lookout Mountain, TN collection. CONDITION: Epergne and glass bowls, overall very good condition. Old repair to stem of one arm. One petal missing to one arm closest to center basket.
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