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Five Bowl Epergne

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1931M635.1
Collection:Applied Art - Silver
Date:1817 - 1817

Maker Information

Manufacturer:Matthew Boulton & Plate Co - View history


This epergne was made at the Soho Manufactory owned by Birmingham industrialist Matthew Boulton (1728-1809). Epergne's were a type of centrepiece for a sideboard or dining table. Typically, they have a number of branching arms which hold small dishes, cruets or salt cellars.

Presented by Mrs Ellis Greenberg, in memory of Ellis Greenberg.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Silver and lead glass.
Place of Origin:Birmingham, England


Height:327 mm
Width:560 mm