EMICK ROMER ENGLISH GEORGE III STERLING SILVER EPERGNE 1777 78 15 23 24


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EMICK ROMER ENGLISH GEORGE III STERLING SILVER EPERGNE 1777-78 H 15" W 23" L 24"

Emick Romer George III sterling silver epergne. Having a pierced silver neoclassical design with a motif of laurel swags. With hanging baskets and acanthus leaf form branching arms. Interior of each basket is engraved with a heraldic dog. Design includes medallions decorated with urn motifs, laurel leaf swags, and pierced shell form feet. Hallmarked London 1777-78. Romer is considered among the most talented maker of sterling epergnes in eighteenth century England. THE TOTAL TROY OUNCE WEIGHT IS 111.48


Condition:
At one side, two pieces of ribbon garland have broken off. Each missing piece is approx. 1" in length. One hanging basket and three bowls each have minor dents at the edge of their base rings. This is very minor and is commensurate with the age and use of the piece. TW 3-2-19 Each arm is detachable and has its own numbered slot. So that each arm is put into its correct slot, the base of each arm is marked with dots. One arm has one dot, another has two dots, another has three dots and another has four dots. The slots they fit into, each have slash marks at the top rim. For example the slot with one slash mark fits the arm with one dot. The slot with two slash marks fits the arm with two dots, etc. This dot and slash system is on the arms that hold that baskets and also on the arms that hold the bowls. TW 3-2-19 The total troy ounce weight is 111.48 The epergne frame and the large top center bowl are each marked with a rampant Lion, A Leopard head, A small b within a cartouche and a capital E.R. The frame is slightly askew, which is only noticeable when the epergne has been disassembled. The smaller arms are each marked with a rampant Lion and a capital E.R. The small bowls are each marked with a capital E.R. on the base ring. Each long arm is marked with a capital E.R. at the base. Each hanging basket is marked with a rampant Lion and a capital E.R. at the base ring. Each of the basket handles is marked with a rampant Lion on the outside. Three of the basket handles each have a capital E.R. at the interior. ( I could not find the initials E.R. on the fourth). The candle sockets and the wax pans are not marked. TW 3-12-19
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