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  • 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:


  • 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)


1998 (made)


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


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


Silver; Stainless steel


Forging; Piercing; Casting; Painting; Gilding

Subjects depicted



Metalwork; Silver

Production Type



Metalwork Collection

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