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    A Six-Piece Gorham Martelé Silver Tea and Coffee Service, Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1917
    Marks: Martelé, (eagle) (lion-anchor-G), .9584, (various)
    24-1/2 inches high x 35-1/2 inches wide (62.2 x 90.2 cm) (tray)
    423.64 troy ounces
    Lot comprising hot water kettle and stand, coffee pot, teapot, covered sugar, open creamer, and tray, each with poppy and foliate motifs throughout.

    Hot water kettle and stand marked: Martelé, (eagle), (lion-anchor-G), .9584, ICK
    Coffee pot marked : Martelé, (eagle), (lion-anchor-G), .9584, ICJ, (scratched inventory number K442)
    Teapot marked: Martelé, (eagle), (lion-anchor-G), .9584, ICJ, (scratched inventory number K442)
    Covered sugar marked: Martelé, (eagle), (lion-anchor-G), .9584, ICJ, (scratched inventory number K442)
    Open creamer marked: Martelé, (eagle), (lion-anchor-G), .9584, ICJ, (scratched inventory number K442)
    Tray marked: Martelé, (eagle), (lion-anchor-G), .9584, ICL, 30 IN (scratched inventory number K442)

    Production of hot water kettle and stand ICK began June 23, 1917 and required 153 hours of production by William L. Hughes, Jr. and 139 hours of chasing at a cost of $450;
    Production of coffee pot ICJ began June 23, 1917 and required 85 hours of production by William L. Hughes, Jr. and 94 hours of chasing at a cost of $265;
    Production of teapot ICJ began June 23, 1917 and required 82 hours of production by William L. Hughes, Jr. and 87 hours of chasing at a cost of $255;
    Production of covered sugar ICJ began June 23, 1917 and required 65 hours of production by William L. Hughes, Jr. and 73 hours of chasing at a cost of $200;
    Production of open creamer ICJ began June 23, 1917 and required 48 hours of production by William L. Hughes, Jr. and 51 hours of chasing at a cost of $140;
    Production of tray ICL began November 6, 1917 and required 80 hours of production by John M. Sorum and 129 hours of chasing at a cost of $675.

    The Gorham archives indicates the pieces in this lot were originally part of a 7-piece set which included a wastebowl (now devoid from lot).


    Condition Report*: Linear dent to tray handle (approx 2 inches long), removable burner well with denting at base (not visible while in use), joints to kettle handle with nuanced looseness, kettle lid almost sits flush, kettle frame arms slightly uneven, lid finial to sugar with slight lean (possibly as intended), with wear commensurate with age, polishing, and use.     Note: For internal inventory purposes, the kettle stand is considered an individual piece. The kettle and stand should be interpreted together as a single piece in relation to the print description.
    *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. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. 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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2018
    25th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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