Highly stylized in the fashion of Art Nouveau, this epergne features fancy vases fashioned after lilies and hanging baskets with twisted candy cane hooks. Ruffled glass base holds five brass fittings. This epergne can be completely disassembled for safe travel and the branches can be easily reassembled any way you like. Measures 18 1/4" tall x 13" wide. The base measures 9 1/2 in diameter.
The epitome of Victorian elegance! Condition: The tips of the candy cane hooks feel a little sharp. This delicate epergne is otherwise in very good condition.BRIEF HISTORY: An epergne (pronounced EH-PERN) is a table center piece that was introduced in Europe in the early 1700s. The earliest epergnes were made of silver. Stylized branches or arms extended out from the center column, with each of these branches holding smaller dishes or bowls at their ends. These dishes held sweet treats for dinner guests, or were decorated with flowers to add beauty to the dinner table or sideboard. The Victorians took things to a new level when, during the Victorian era (1837 to 1901), glassmakers began crafting beautiful epergnes that were made exclusively of glass. Wealthy Victorians loved to lavish their dinner guests with fine food, wines and desserts. The table setting was a big part of spoiling guests, and only the very finest linens, china and silverware would do. Glass epergnes usually have a tall central flute or column that is surrounded by shorter flutes. Fancier glass epergnes have stems made of glass that hold small glass baskets. During the later years of the Victorian era, the influence of Art Nouveau meant that the glass flutes on epergnes took on more of a lily shape, the lily being a very common subject in Art Nouveau decorative pieces. The item "Antique Victorian Epergne Glass Cranberry or Ruby Trim Vase c. 1880 Art Nouveau" is in sale since Monday, March 12, 2018.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Glass\Vases". The seller is "coyotemoonantiques" and is located in East Sandwich, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.