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Circa 1890 Antique English Cranberry 3 Horn Epergne
Fabulous cranberry glass three horn Epergne that dates to circa 1890 and is almost certainly English. The three horns attach individually to the base by setting in a gilt brass bracket, each of the horns is of blown cranberry glass (there are bubbles) with an applied twist in clear glass, very ornate and lovely. The base is in a clear crystal with fluted edges and a base pattern, the patterned base is very reflective and this adds to the brilliance of the effect. The overall height of this piece is approx 11" tall, and the base is 8" diameter, while the horns are approx 4" wide at the mouth, all the glass pieces are in excellent antique order with no chips or damage.
During the Victorian era epergnes were used on the dinning table or sideboard as highly decorative centrepieces, they were ladened with fresh flowers, and more blossoms or fruits were piled round the base. Even without flowers an epergne makes an impressive display, and is a wonderful period accent to a dinning table. This is a very lovely example of a Victorian epergne, it is in very good antique order and the color is just beautiful, I have taken lots of photos so you can see all the details.
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