The central basket of flames represents the Phelips family crest. The lid for central bowl is in the shape of a fire.
Silver epergne (dining table centre-piece) in the form of the Phelips family crest (a burning brazier), by Thomas Pitts I (active 1737-1793), 1781.
Commissioned by Edward Phelips (1725-1795); purchased by the National Trust by private treaty, with the help of a grant from the V&A Purchase Grant Fund, 2006.
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