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Object Name Epergne
Description Glass epergne with fluted bowl with four trumpets of varying length inserted into centre. Bowl and trumpets are clear glass with white edge going to green rim. Trumpet edges flare out and are also fluted. A coil of green stems twist around them.

An epergne was a large centre piece for a table consisting of a central bowl and several smaller bowls that can usually be detached. They were used from the mid 18th C for displaying and serving fruits and sweetmeats - later also vase shaped for flowers. Often made from silver but also glass.
Year Range from 1900
Year Range to 1926
Catalogue Number 950/39.4
People Selbie, Emily, 1849-1926
Selbie, George, 1837-1913