A Five-Piece Gorham Mfg. Co. MarteléClick the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionA Five-Piece Gorham Mfg. Co. Martelé Partial Gilt Silver Coffee and Tea Service, Providence, Rhode Island, 1906
Marks: SHREVE, CRUMP, & LOW CO., Martelé, (eagle), (lion-anchor-G), .9584, K/QC
9-1/2 x 9-3/4 x 5-1/4 inches (24.1 x 24.8 x 13.3 cm) (largest, coffee pot)
112.93 troy ounces
PROPERTY FROM A SOUTHERN COLLECTION
The coffee and tea service comprising:
1 coffee pot;
1 tea pot;
1 creamer with gilt washed rim;
1 covered sugar bowl;
1 waste bowl with gilt washed rim.
The five-piece coffee and tea service, three with acorn-form finials atop domed lids atop flared rims with undulating edges, all with lobed baluster-form bodies over shaped foot, some affixed with bracket-form handles and S-curved spouts, with faint hand-hammer marks and delicately chased floral motifs throughout.
According to the Gorham Archives the five piece set with code K (over) QC was begun on October 18, 1906, it required a total of 304 hours to make, and an additional 249 hours of chasing. The final price was $630. A kettle was originally made to accompany this set and was marked K (over) QD.
Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000.
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