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Elkington & Co. Silver-Plated Dining Suite of Three


This suite of three English Victorian silver-plated objects by Elkington & Co, is comprised of a pair of four-light candelabras and an epergne table centerpiece. Each candelabra is decorated with three sphinxes that sit atop a splayed paw-footed platform, while the epergne is ornately decorated, accented with enamel work surrounding the "Three Graces," or daughters of Zeus who were said to represent youth, beauty, mirth, and elegance. The graces typically presided over banquets and gatherings to delight the guests of the gods. Sold exclusively as a matching set.

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Item #: SI-18226
Artist: Elkington & Co.
Circa: 1870's
Dimensions: 18" height, 14" diameter (epergne centerpiece); 23" height, 15" diameter (each candelabra)
Materials: Silver-plated Bronze
Signed: One candelabrum marked on base rim, the other candelabrum applied on base with tag, "Published by Elkington 1866," and engraved with diamond mark; centerpiece applied on base with tag, "Published by Elkington 753"

Elkington & Co. was founded by George Richards Elkington and his brother Henry Elkington in the 1830s. The company, over the years, was very successful and known to be a prime producer of silver-plated objects. Elkington received various royal warrants of appointments including an appointment from the emperor of Austria.