Description

    A GORHAM SILVER VASE
    Gorham Manufacturing Co., Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1907
    Marks: (lion-anchor-G), STERLING, MRR
    11-3/4 inches high (29.8 cm)
    21.60 troy ounces

    From The Lauren Stanley Silver Collection

    The special order vase hand hammered and of bottleneck-form, with applied naturalistic branch to everted rim, repoussé leafy vines throughout vase emanating from circular foot; monogrammed RS.

    Included with this lot is a copy of the report by the design historian Samuel Hough, based on Gorham costing slip (box 25) records. According to Hough, the record states that this vase was a sample, a one-of-a-kind prototype, made November 27, 1908 from twenty-three troy ounces twelve pennyweight of silver costing $16.52. Some of the silver was cast for the base, taking 1-1/2 hours. Most of the silver was drawn, and spun. The prepared silver went to a silversmith for assembly, requiring 8 hours. The vase was then chased, requiring 17-1/2 hours. Finally the vase was bobbed, oxidized and finished. The total of silver and labor costs was $32.31, with a final price of $48.


    Condition Report*:

    In nice condition, with general wear commensurate with age.

    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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

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    May, 2014
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