Gorham Manufacturing Co., Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1881-1885
    Marks: (anchor), GORHAM CO., Y31; 45; 41, (various date marks)
    3-1/2 inches long (8.9 cm) (soap case)

    From the Estate of John O. Antonelli

    The three copper and mixed metal cases:
    1 2-7/8' card case with applied silver samurai and flowering plant to front, inscribed TO, ROBERT P. LINDERMAN, FROM CHAPTER PI (symbol), Oct. 15, 1884. to reverse, gilt interior.
    1 3-1/2' card case with applied silver cow jumping over the moon and child to front, applied silver child balancing monkey on foot to reverse, silver gilt to interior.
    1 3-1/2' soap case with applied silver and copper female with plants, tree and bird to front, engraved R. R. Porter, Oct. 10, 1885 to reverse, thumb press to side, gilt interior.

    Condition Report*:

    Surface scratches commensurate with age.  Oxidation and rubbing of gilt, dent to side to soap case. Dents to lid and sides, lid not flush to body to larger card case. Dents to bottom, pin dent, lid not flush to body to smaller card case.

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    May, 2014
    8th-10th Thursday-Saturday
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