Maker’s mark of Francis Boone Thomas
Height: 44 cm, 17 ½ in.
Width: 52.5 cm, 20 ½ in.
Depth: 48 cm, 18 7/8 in.
Weight: 7583.65 gr., 243 oz. 16 dwt.
George C. Birlant & Co.. Charleston, South Carolina.
Estate of Aubrey Hancock, Charleston, South Carolina.
A twelve-arm epergne with four oval pierced baskets, eight pierced dishes and a large oval central pierced basket. Below is a matching lower basket with interior cast finial above in the form of Mercury, the god of commerce and trade. The reeded foliate legs connected with bountiful floral and foliate swags.
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