Description

    AN AMERICAN SILVER AND SILVER GILT MARTELÉ CIGAR VASE
    Gorham Manufacturing Co., Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1899
    Marks: (eagle over) (lion-anchor-G), 950-1000 FINE, 8538, (date mark)
    3-1/8 x 4-1/8 inches diameter (7.9 x 10.5 cm)
    8.02 troy ounces

    According to the Gorham archive, production began on April 28, 1899 for this cigar vase which was part of a five piece set. It was made in 11 hours using 8 ounces of silver, with an additional 25 hours of chasing time and sold for $45. The cigar vase with silver gilt to interior and bottom is engraved H 1900.


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    loss of silver gilt to interior, other wise in fine condition with surface scratches commensurate with age

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    December, 2010
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