Description

    A GORHAM MARTELÉ SILVER AND SILVER GILT VASE
    Gorham Manufacturing Co., Providence, Rhode Island, 1898
    Marks: (lion-anchor-G under eagle), 925-1000 FINE, 108 (circled), (date letter)
    15-3/8 inches high (39.1 cm)
    44.7 ounces

    The hand-hammered vase on lobed base with scalloped rim, each "foot" as the flower head of a thistle alternating with the plants spiky leaf rising to flower-form body continuing the thistle motif terminating in an undulating roll-over rim to gilt interior.

    According to the Gorham Archives, production of vase 108 began on April 27, 1898 and required 38 hours to produce, plus an additional 70 hours of chasing. The final price was $160.00.




    Condition Report*:

    The vase is in very good condition with minor surface scratches commensurate with age.

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    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Hollowware/Pottery/Glass, Large (view shipping information)

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    November, 2013
    5th Tuesday
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