DescriptionGorham: AN AMERICAN MIXED METAL KETTLE ON STAND (Gorham)
Mark of Gorham, Providence, Rhode Island, c.1880
The body entirely hammered, decorated in the Japanese style with cast and applied hummingbird, various birds in flight, large sheaf of wheat, lizard, chinoiserie figure juggling balls and a large pine tree branch with an owl resting upon it, trifid joins connect the supports to a turned wood handled, a removable fluted lid, burner and lion paw base, color soft brown and aged, marked undersides
Normal signs of wear as appropriate with age. Burner with some dings and dents, original stand, good detail on applied silver, aged patina on copper surfaces, no fractures to the wood handle, some light corrosion on the interior of pot, two deep scratches on the underside of the stand.
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