Posted 6 months ago
I admit, I am somewhat susceptible to the dubious charms of orphan epergne parts...so how could I pass up on this beauty? I had a spare stand, so that made it easier to display, at least. The colour scheme also has a personal significance.
This Victorian epergne trumpet would have originally been attached to the side - note the arm (sadly damaged). Perhaps it even was part of a mirror with a fitting to accomodate a single trumpet flower holder. Or maybe it was from a fairy lamp epergne, as the fancy striped pattern brings to mind the "Cleveland stripe" design seen on fairy lamps.
It is made from clear glass, with alternating stripes in pink, blue, & white. Measurements are 17 cm tall (without the stand), 10.5 cm across the crimped top rim, & 1.5 cm across the rounded tip. There is a clear applied rigaree.
Fairly certain it is of English origin.