Late Victorian silver plate and etched glass epergne with presentation engraving.
The three footed base supports three eagles resting on scrolled bracket supports, which in turn hold a shallow glass bowl with a central flute rising from it. The glass bowl and flute are finely decorated with etched fern leaves. The EPBM (electro-plate base metal) frame was produced by James Dixon & Sons of Sheffield, England.
The engraving around the base reads: A.E.Redman Bexhill 1904, likely a going away or retirement gift from friends or colleagues. *
The epergne comes easily for cleaning or storage.
17 1/2” (44.5cm) high, 8” (20.3cm) diameter.
* Bexhill, or Bexhill-on-sea, is a seaside town in East Sussex, In the south east of England.