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    A Gorham Martelé Silver Center Bowl, Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1907
    Marks: Martelé, (lion-anchor-G under eagle), .9584, M/KL
    6 inches high x 11 inches diameter (15.2 x 27.9 cm)
    48.85 troy ounces

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SOUTHERN COLLECTION

    The hand hammered centerpiece with wide undulating rim decorated with various sprigs of flowers, lobed bowl raised on a shaped foot with repoussé C-scrolls and trumpet flowers, inscribed and dated BG, Dec. 2, 1908 to underside.

    According to the Gorham Archives, production of bowl M/KL began on June 20th, 1907 and required 50 hours to produces, plus an additional 88 hours of chasing. The final price was $206.00.


    Condition Report*: According to the Gorham Archives the interior of the bowl was originally gilt; scratches to the interior of the bowl, a few nicks to the exterior of the bowl, otherwise with surface scratches indicative of use, age and polishing.
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    Auction Dates
    April, 2016
    12th Tuesday
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