Description

    A James Young George III Silver Epergne, London, England, circa 1792
    Marks: (lion passant), (crowned leopard) r, (duty mark), IY
    17-1/2 inches high x 23-3/4 inches wide x 19 inches deep (44.5 x 60.3 x 48.3 cm)
    92.77 troy ounces

    The epergne with central ovoid vessel, continuous chased foliate vine frieze near reeded rim, handles with coupled mounts near rim extending downwards to base, armorial crests with fabric, tassels, and shield engraved to each side, raised on waisted mount, reeded drapery below, to mount frame with six removable scrolled arms, arms bearing four rounded bowls and two ovoid bowls, each with reeded rims and similar foliate vine chasing, heraldic lion engraved to each bowl, down to rounded cup mounts, held aloft by tripartite extension at the end of each arm, frame with foliate vine chasework, medallion detailing to cardinal corners, down to fluted columns with acanthus leaf detailing to base of column, diamond reeded frame below, raised on figured paw feet.


    Condition Report*:

    Scattered minor nicking to bowl rims, two rounded bowls with warping to rim, nicks to centerbowl handles, minor warping to pedestal bases where attachment occurs, otherwise very good condition with minor surface scratches.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    12th Thursday
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