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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Sparkling silver service at Temple Newsam’s spectacular new display

A dazzling collection of silver centrepieces will be displayed together for the first time in a unique celebration of master silversmiths from the past 250 years. Temple Newsam House’s Showstoppers exhibition will see beautiful historic pieces from the house’s world-renowned collection on show alongside imaginative creations by two leading contemporary silversmiths. Launching this Saturday,…

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Object of the week- Silver epergne

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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