Epergne by Thomas Pitts Georgian Sterling Silver Antique ca 1772

 

Epergne by Thomas Pitts Georgian Sterling Silver Antique ca 1772

Product# S-050

Sale:
$195,000.00



An extraordinary antique Georgian era sterling silver epergne by English maker Thomas Pitts. This exquisite piece dates from 1772 and features copious detailing, including extensive reticulation, beading, gadrooning, reeding and both acanthus and shell adornment. A total of nine removable baskets and eight removable arms allow for a multitude of display options. Each arm has a number or series of dots coordinating with its slot. Four lower arms with round, shallow baskets, four mid level arms with deeper ovoid shaped baskets, and a large central ovoid basket may be used in full, or in whatever tiered arrangement suits. It is a large piece, but has an airy, open appearance due to the high degree of reticulation. The central basket has two circular medallions that have never received engraving and stand ready to bear a monogram or family symbol. 


Excellent antique condition. No breaks or repairs.


England, 1772


Size:  h. 16", w. 22", d. 21.5"


Weight:  133.98 troy oz