Description & Technical information

Note: One cut glass dish is a replacement.
An aquatint illustrating the showrooms of John Blades was published by Rudolph Ackermann in 1823. A similar epergne features in this illustration.
This epergne is the only known example by the Blades workshop to have come to light so far.

Date:  circa 1815
Period:  Regency
Origin:  English
Medium: Glass
Dimensions: 43 x 41 cm (16⁷/₈ x 16¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: Private collection, Scotland.
Literature: Rudolph Ackermann, Repository of the Arts, 1 April 1823.