Sale 19CN03 | Lot 275

George III Sterling Silver Centerpiece Epergne

Catalogue: English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters / Russian Works of Art
George III Sterling Silver Centerpiece Epergne

Lot Details

Lot 275
George III Sterling Silver Centerpiece Epergne
Andrew Fogelberg, London, 1770
The circular center bowl with ram's masks hung with swags on triangular base with Bacchus masks hung with swags surrounded by six branches holding smaller bowls, all raised on tripod stand with sphinx feet. Height 17 3/4 inches (45 cm), diameter 22 inches (55.8 cm), total approximately 216 ounces.
A similar epergne by Fogelberg, but dated 1771 and with later candle branches was sold Christie's London, November 25, 2008, lot 203.
Andrew Fogelberg (c. 1732-1815) was a noted silversmith and master of classical decoration as evidenced in this centerpiece. The unusual sphinx feet look forward to the passion for all things Egyptian that would characterize Regency silver. Fogelberg's most illustrious student was Paul Storr whose early works incorporated many of his master's motifs.


C Property of a New York Lady

Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
Sold for $15,000 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

One arm broken at join to body and will need repair; some small bending to the rims of bowls; the bowls are made to screw into branches and hallmarked undersides; the foliate rings under bowls are apparently unmarked; vase to center (under main bowl) is removable and hallmarked with maker and sterling standard lion to body and sterling standard lion only to cover; the large bowl is engraved with heraldic arms; some small bowls with dents and reworking to centers where pins join branches; some of the small swags between masks under main bowl resoldered; one tip of acanthus leaf under urn missing


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Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
Sold for $15,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters / Russian Works of Art

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