DescriptionA PAIR OF GORHAM MARTELÉ SILVER AND SILVER GILT OPEN SALTS
Gorham Manufacturing Co., Providence, Rhode Island, 1899
Marks: (lion-anchor-G under eagle), 950-1000 FINE, 9505 (in rectangle)
1-7/8 x 3-1/2 x 2-5/8 inches (4.8 x 8.9 x 6.7 cm)
From a Private Connecticut Collection
The two salts on scalloped foot rising to shaped oval body with wide undulating rim, the whole with chased repoussé decoration of budded scrolling foliage forming cartouche to front, gilt interior; monogrammed MDC.
According to the Gorham Archives six salts were created marked with code 9505, production began on December 7, 1899 and required 12 hours to produce and an additional 12 hours of chasing by Walter H. Host. The final price was $180.00.
With minor surface scratches commensurate with age, wear to monogram.
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