DescriptionAN AMERICAN SILVER THREE HANDLED LOVING CUP
Gorham Manufacturing Co., Providence, Rhode Island, 1905
Marks: (lion-anchor-G), Martelé, , 9584, HUM
6-1/2 x 7-1/4 inches diameter (16.5 x 18.4 cm)
39.19 troy ounces
The Martelé loving cup with undulating rim and silver gilt interior, chased repoussé design of flowers caught up in sweeping lines between three handles with floral decoration rising from engraved leaf feet.
According to the Gorham archives, this three handled loving cup was begun on October 27, 1905. It took Pet(t)er A.. Monsen 47 hours to make the cup, followed by an additional 61 hours of chasing by Paul L. Hansen. The net cost for production was $150.00.
Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000.
Fine surface scratches.
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