Presenting a marvelous Victorian single epergne, made of overlay cranberry glass and placed in a silver plate holder. The piece dates to the 1880's.
The silver plate holder was manufactured by Meriden and is hallmarked on the bottom. It has an irregular shaped base with a single leaf. Arising from the base are three cattails designed to hold the glass. There are leaves entwined around the cattails.
The epergne itself is hand blown and is made of cranberry glass with an overlay of clear glass swirled around in the form of seashells. There is a long clear glass tube at the bottom to fit into the holder. The top is fluted.
The epergne has a length of just under 14". When placed in the holder the total length is 16 1/4"
It is in very good antique condition. The glass looks fine except for some lines near the top body of the glass, only felt on the inside and probably done in manufacture, and too light to be photographed. The bottom of the tube is uneven due to it being hand blown. The holder has lost most of its plating, which I personally like, but some people may prefer to have it re-plated. A wonderful piece of Victoriana..
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Victorian Overlay Cranberry Glass Epergne In Silver Plate Holder Circa 1880