Thomas Pitts mid to late 18th century English silver epergne with (6) foliate form arms; a foliate, ribbon, and urn vignette apron; elongated stem with floral swags and floral vignettes; all beneath an ovoid form reticulated basket decorated with floral swags and monogrammed armorial crests, "Avi Numerantur Avorum" - translating roughly to "I follow a long line of ancestors". Accompanied by (6) later Watson Company sterling reticulated bowls, no. 4541. Total approx. weight is 78 troy oz, excluding small reticulated bowls; (6) small reticulated sterling bowls weight approx. 18.98 troy oz. Reticulated basket with London city stamps, maker's mark of Thomas Pitts I, date letter of 1775; each arms with the maker's mark of Thomas Pitts I and a lion passant. From a Larchmont, NY estate. Dimensions: epergne measures approx. 17.5" w x 15" h in its entirety, excluding bowls.
Light surface scratches, and minor dings/dents. Smaller reticulated bowls have been replaced (central bowl IS original).