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A Magnificent George III Table Centrepiece

Silver
London, 1811
Maker’s mark of Benjamin Smith II & James Smith III
 
Height: 43.5cm, 17.1in
Weight: 4,976g, 160oz

Description

The centrepiece of circular form with three detachable bifurcated branches for candles, the upper cast section decorated with a continuous band of foliate scrolls on a matted ground. The centrepiece raised on three winged caryatid supports issuing from acanthus leaf and part-fluted sections terminating in lion’s paw feet. The supports in-turn are linked by cast floral drapes, and also linked by stiff acanthus leaves centred by an openwork calyx on the lower section. The centrepiece supporting a large central bowl with stepped, fluted and mitre-cut work.

A Magnificent George III Table Centrepiece Reference: DT20.75.11