This is with no exception, the finest quality Victorian era epergne that we have ever had and is so unlike many others.
Firstly, this is a 4 branch epergne, with one main stem and three surrounding it, and it has 3 hanging baskets.
To find an epergne with the hanging baskets is a real find as it looks so elegant.
The colour of the glass itself is truly wonderful – it is not the more common solid colour, but the colour of the green is drawn out ending with the whitish-green at the top.
And the most sensational aspect of this epergne, is that it was made by Anthony Rose, who “signed” all of his pieces with a rose coloured rim around one of the baskets, as can be seen in the close-up shot of image #2.
To get this feature is a wonderful find, and really makes it stand out from the other epergnes on the market.
All around the rims, the baskets and the flutes, there is not a single chip or crack, something that would diminish the price considerably, so to get an epergne of this size and history that is well over 110 years old is truly amazing.
This epergne measures an impressive 59cm in height, and will stand out on any table as one of the more amazing centrepieces that you can find.