Object of the week- Silver epergne Showstopper

Decorative and glamorous, Temple Newsam’s silver epergne fittingly once belonged to a celebrated Paris socialite. The dazzling centrepiece was made by Thomas Pitts in 1759 and is a particularly ornate example of a type of table decoration which became the height of fashion in the middle of the 18th Century. Crafted in what was…

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