DescriptionAN AMERICAN SILVER BLACK COFFEE POT
Gorham Manufacturing Co., Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1899
Marks: (lion-anchor-G)(below eagle), 950-1000 FINE, 2248
11 inches high (27.9 cm)
24.3 ounces (gross)
The Martelé black coffee pot in an undulating pyriform-shape on a lobed base with fine chased repoussé design of naturalistic flowers rising on sinuous stems, serpentine handle and S-form spout, hinged onion-dome lid with finial and scalloped rim, monogrammed to bottom EML.
According to the Gorham archives this black coffee pot was made using 22.25 ounces of silver. It took 40 hours to make and an additional 82 hours of chasing time by George A.F. Shakel. Completed on November 11, 1899, the factory net price was $140.00.
in excellent condition with surface scratches commensurate with age
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