A Matthew Boulton Silver and Cut-Glass Epergne, Birmingham, England, 1825
    Marks: (lion passant), (anchor), (duty mark), B, MB
    19-3/8 inches high x 19 inches wide (49.2 x 48.3 cm)
    177.37 troy ounces (weighable)

    The epergne having central cut-glass bowl held aloft by foliate crown emanating from tripartite armature centered around floral bulb, three scrolled arms emanating from standard with conforming acanthus leaf motif hoisting cut-glass bowls, bulbous gadrooned orb above foliate hexagonal flared base engraved with armorial crest and motto EEN DO AND SPARE NOT, raised on six scrolled feet.

    Included with the present lot are three candlecups which fit the arms in place of bowl frames, marked for Birmingham firm Robinson, Edkins & Aston, (REA, lion passant), circa 1833-1846.

    Lot is housed in a late 19th century custom-fitted oak case.

    Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000.

    Condition Report*:

    The epergne presents well, with some denting and waviness to standard towards base, other scattered minor pin dents with small dent to center bulb, glass elements of a later vintage, glass elements with minor scattered fleabiting and flaking, errant warping to grapevine rims to married candlecups, few possible old repairs to ridges of hexagonal base only apparent from underside, with wear commensurate with age, polishing, and use.

    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2017
    17th Tuesday
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