Eighteenth Century multi-branch cut glass Sweetmeat Epergne

Eighteenth Century multi-branch cut glass Sweetmeat Epergne

Eighteenth Century multi-branch cut glass Sweetmeat Epergne

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Eighteenth Century multi-branch cut glass Sweetmeat Epergne:
the tall faceted ‘sweetmeat pole’ with lozenge-shaped finial and domed flared base; the two tiers of sinuous branches bearing variously shaped dishes and baskets to hold nuts, jellies, crystallised fruit and other sweets on the dessert table.
English, circa 1770-80, restored.

Height:18"-46.0cm
Width:14"-35.5cm
Projection:14"-35.5cm
Glossary Words

cut glass

Often now referred to as 'crystal', the glass was blown and shaped, then passed to a specialist cutter, who would polish and cut patterns to enhance its brilliance.

epergne

Table ornament with metal frame bearing glass posy vases.

finial

Ornament forming a finishing flourish.

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