This multi-tiered Epergne has been crafted with 8 container bowls, with the ascended unit as its highlight.
The epergne came into existence in France during the
early 18th century, in tandem this attractive table centre piece began to be observed in England as well. By the 18th century, hosting guests and ensuring that every aspect of
hospitality was impeccable became imperative. There was a marked graduation to finer cutlery that was yearned for by aristocratic estates. Tables were being decorated with
acute detailing accentuating development of silver cutlery. The epergne was exactly this, an ornate tiered centerpiece, constructed to bear rare nuts, fruits, condiments and various gourmet fineries from the tropics
or the East. Studies show that the epergne first appeared on the English table around the 1720s.
Size : 13.5 x 21 x 21 in Gross Weight : 4510 grams
Rs. 4,50,000 - 5,50,000
(Inclusive 15% margin)
This lot is over one hundred years old or National Art Treasure, cannot be exported out of India as per Antiques and Art Treasures Act, 1972.
(payment only in Indian Rupees)
Provenance : Property from an important private estate based in Mumbai.