Silversmiths in 18th-century France revolutionized the dining table, and many of their innovations are still in use today. The period following the French Revolution saw the individualization of dining, which required fewer shared dishes. Emerging from this was the epergne, a dining table centerpiece with branching arms that held hanging baskets, circular plates, or small bowls. A Neoclassical sterling silver epergne made in the mid-1770s, nearly 50 years after the first known example, will be available on the second day of the upcoming Case Antiques auction. Made by Thomas Pitts I in London, this epergne is decorated with beading and openwork garlands.
Other notable silver pieces in this auction include a 272-piece set of Reed & Barton flatware and a German Art Nouveau candelabra pair by J.H. Heimerdinger. A platinum-iridium and diamond brooch from Tiffany & Co. stands out among the jewelry lots. Marked with the company name, the brooch is accented with eight princess-cut rubies. Explore the full listings, which include furniture, pottery, and Rolling Stones memorabilia, on Invaluable.
# of Lots:297
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|George III Neoclassical Silver Epergne|| Estimate: |
|Reed & Barton Burgundy Sterling Flatware, 272 Pcs.|| Estimate: |
|Tiffany & Co. Platinum Diamond and Ruby Brooch|| Estimate: |
|18K Gold & Gemstone Brooch|| Estimate: |
|Middle TN Cherry Jackson Press, 2 Piece|| Estimate: |
|Rolling Stones Signed Album Pages, Circa 1965|| Estimate: |