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    An American Martelé-Style Silver-Plated Center Bowl, late 20th century
    4-7/8 inches high x 12-3/8 inches diameter (12.4 x 31.4 cm)

    The bowl having wavy everted rim with hand-hammered texture, rim adorned with foliate, floral, and berry motifs interspersed between blank cartouches, body with conforming lobed sections, interior bowl gilded, raised on scrolled leaf-form feet.

    Note: The marks to the underside are facsimiles, and the bowl is silver-plated. This bowl was not produced by Gorham. The bowl's design is identical to Berry Bowl 3979, produced in January 1900, and illustrated on page 110 of Dr. Larry Pristo's Martelé: Gorham's Art Nouveau Silver volume. Bowl 3979 was also recorded to have been gilded to the interior (albeit with a recorded silver fineness of .950) and was exhibited at the Paris Exposition in 1900. The present example was likely made by Ross Simons, who copied this bowl design in one sterling example and an unknown number of plated examples.



    Condition Report*: Note: The marks to the underside are facsimiles. This bowl was not produced by Gorham. Rim exhibiting some warping and is of thinner guage than Martele examples, light wear to gilding to interior, two feet with light bending, otherwise presenting well with surface scratches commensurate with age, polishing, and use.
    *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. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    October, 2016
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