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    A GORHAM MARTELÉ SILVER AND SILVER GILT VASE
    Gorham Manufacturing Co., Providence, Rhode Island, 1898
    Marks: (lion-anchor-G under eagle), 925-1000 FINE, 108 (circled), (date letter)
    15-3/8 inches high (39.1 cm)
    44.7 ounces

    The hand-hammered vase on lobed base with scalloped rim, each "foot" as the flower head of a thistle alternating with the plants spiky leaf rising to flower-form body continuing the thistle motif terminating in an undulating roll-over rim to gilt interior.

    According to the Gorham Archives, production of vase 108 began on April 27, 1898 and required 38 hours to produce, plus an additional 70 hours of chasing. The final price was $160.00.


    More information about Gorham Manufacturing Co., also known as Gorham Manufacturing Co., Gorham Manufacturing Company.



    Condition Report*: The vase is in very good condition with minor surface scratches commensurate with age.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    5th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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