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    A Five-Piece Gorham Mfg. Co. Martelé Partial Gilt Silver Tea and Coffee 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


    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.
    5 Total

    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 A kettle was originally made to accompany this set and was marked K (over) QD.

    Condition Report*: Push to foot of teapot causing instability, a few scattered pin dents to the body of the creamer, and general fine surface scratches indicative of light use and polishing. Presents well.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2020
    5th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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