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The December 2023 Auctions: Day One

Thu, Dec 14, 2023 11:00AM EST
Lot 397

Wilcox Silver Plate Coffee Urn 19" & Epergne (4 Lily Form Vases) Ca. 1900, H 11" W 8" 2 pcs

Estimate: $100 - $300

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$30 $10
$100 $25
$400 $50
$900 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$150,000 $10,000

This lot offers an epergne, notable for its quartet of lily-form vases emanating from a central stem, each vase featuring a fluted edge. The structure is characterized by curvilinear arms and a round base, executed in silver plate with a high shine, indicative of the era's preference for intricate yet functional centerpieces. The second piece is a coffee urn, standing at 19 inches, with a pronounced presence that balances utility and decorative artistry. It showcases a bulbous body, embellished with engraved floral motifs, flanked by handles with detailed relief work, with crucifix on lid finial. The urn is mounted on a heating base, complete with scrolled legs and a black handle. Provenance: Property of a Bloomfield Hills, MI private collector.

Condition

Coffee urn does not include a burner. Epergne vases are in good condition. jw | Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchelles' specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the “Request Condition Report” or “Ask a Question” buttons or email conditions@dumoart.com.