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    Description

    A Gorham Mfg. Company Martelé Partial Gilt Silver Loving Cup, Rhode Island, 1920
    Marks: MARTELÉ, (eagle), (lion-anchor-G), .9584, RRG
    11-3/8 x 11 x 11 inches (28.9 x 27.9 x 27.9 cm)
    79.75 troy ounces

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF A SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN

    The loving cup, with flared, scalloped lip, over a vasiform body with pronounced shoulder and wide, lobed foot, the body covered with hand-hammer marks and the shoulders and feet adorned with delicate hand-chased floral and vegetal motifs, three large handles applied to the body with leaf-form joints to the bottom, and the interior gilt washed.

    Per the Gorham Archives, production of the loving cup began on May 12, 1920, requiring 100 hours of production time carried out by John M. Sorum, with an additional 94.5 hours of chasing. The final price was $615.


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

    Condition Report*: Overall good condition and excellent presentation, with period monogram previously removed evidenced by previous sale records, scattered dimples and nicks to the handles, general fine surface scratches indicative of light use and polishing, dulling, toning, and rubbing to gilt washed interior, and other wear 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
    April, 2019
    24th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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