George III Sterling Silver Epergne
Thomas Pitts, London, 1766
The oval pierced central basket on pierced support hung with floral swags raised on four scrolling feet, surrounded by scrolling branches for four pierced dishes and four pierced hanging baskets. Height overall 12 1/2 inches (32 cm), total approximately 122 ounces.
Additional Notes & Condition Report
Large basket - fully hallmarked; with loss to tip of one end; base engraved with heraldic arms; some bending to pierced work
Small baskets - with sterling and maker's mark only; each engraved heraldic crest to base; one with loss to piercing and spot of solder underside strengthening old erasure; one with break to handle; one with repairs to handle
Small dishes - with sterling and maker's mark only; each with engraved heraldic crest to base; three with ring mark from base showing to interior
Branches - with sterling and maker's mark only; good overall
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