DescriptionA BENJAMIN SMITH GEORGE III SILVER AND CUT GLASS EPERGNE
Benjamin Smith, London, England, 1818-1819
Marks: (lion passant), (leopard's head crowned), (duty mark), BS, C
14-5/8 inches high x 14 inches diameter (37.1 x 35.6 cm)
279.9 ounces (gross) (total weight)
166.9 ounces (gross) (silver weight)
The silver epergne resting on plinth with four acanthus leaf legs with claw feet, central cut glass bowl above a gadrooned rim, beaded border and central floral garland, four smaller cut glass bowls supported by acanthus leaf and lobed arms, woven silver basket of flowers to the lower level.
A small chip to the upper rim of cut glass central bowl, one of the smaller bowls professionally repaired, surface scratches commensurate with age throughout.
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