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    A Gorham Martelé Silver Bowl, Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1906
    Marks: (lion-anchor-G under eagle), Martelé, .9584, L/ LZ
    2 inches high x 10 inches diameter (5.1 x 25.4 cm)
    25.33 troy ounces

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. & MRS. HAROLD EKLUND, DES MOINES, IOWA

    PROVENANCE:
    The Selma Hose estate;
    Present owner, acquired from above.

    The hand hammered bowl with an undulating, wide rim decorated with pansies and foliage.

    According to the Gorham Archive, production of the bowl began on October 25th, 1906, requiring 25 hours of production time carried out by Frederick J. Buxton Sr., with an addition 36 hours of chasing by Edward F. Mason. The final price was $100.


    Condition Report*: Minor scuff marks to the underside and a minor amount of wear to the interior of the bowl, otherwise with surface scratches commensurate with age.
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    November, 2015
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