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Epergne

Epergne

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1998 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Clarke, David, born 1966 (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, gold, stainless steel and ceramic

  • Credit Line:

    P&O Makower Trust Loan

  • Museum number:

    LOAN:MAKOWER.16:30-1998

  • Gallery location:

    Silver, Room 68, The Whiteley Galleries, case 5, shelf 2 []

Physical description

Epergne, silver consisting of a series of `U' shaped silver strips, connected by lateral strips of silver with a pin at each end. The pieces of `fruit', a combination of aplles and pears are made of ceramic and realistically painted. Each piece of `fruit' has a bow of silver-gilt wire which hooks on to a stainless steel strut in the form of an arc, upturned at one end and which is threaded through the top of the `U' shaped sections.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1998 (made)

Artist/maker

Clarke, David, born 1966 (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, gold, stainless steel and ceramic

Marks and inscriptions

London hallmarks for 1998

Mark of David Clarke

Dimensions

Width: 68 cm, Height: 46 cm

Object history note

Shimmer Exhibition RF.2005/756

Descriptive line

Epergne, silver, parcel-gilt, stainless steel and ceramic, London hallmarks for 1998, mark of David Clarke

Materials

Silver; Stainless steel

Techniques

Forging; Piercing; Casting; Painting; Gilding

Subjects depicted

Fruit

Categories

Metalwork; Silver

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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