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    Gorham: A FIVE PIECE AMERICAN SILVER MARTELE TEA SERVICE (Mark of Gorham, Providence, Rhode Island)
    Mark of Gorham, Providence, Rhode Island, c.1906

    Comprising a coffee pot, tea pot, creamer, sugar and waste, art nouveau in form and decoration, Gorham Martelé a handwrought line of silver that was produced from the late 19th to early 20th century, factory records indicate that this service required 308 hours to raise by hand and 295 hours to chase, the finish retains an original aged soft patina and delicate hammer marks throughout, an Old English style 'H' monogram on the underside of each item, this service descended through the family of the original purchaser, a document with provenance information will accompany this lot, marked undersides
    10.5in. the coffee pot, 124oz gross weight


    Condition Report*: Near mint condition, waste bowl and creamer retain their original gilt interiors, no dents, dings or scratches, according to the consignors, this service has not been used in 40 years and it shows,
    *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.

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    October, 2004
    30th-31st Saturday-Sunday
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