Staunch and clean, these were made to a standard and no doubt intended to serve dutifully while presenting with a quiet nobility.
The elongated cup grips have high shoulders that, which, along with the length of the arms, have beveled edges. The arch i...
Price for the pair.
Each one has three legs and stands 1 1/4" high to the top of base and 1 5/8" tall with the liner in place, and is 1 3/4" wide at the maximum. The combined weight of the metal is .7 T. oz.
German in origin, they are stamped "800" for the grade of the silver. These marks are on the rims, and are flanked by two other imprints. These are so small they are indecipherab...
First, it is early for this sort of thing. It is stamped with a date letter for 1874. Other marks include the company "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and the number "5."
Second, the handle is not a standard pattern. It is a plain, rounded end shape with a satin matte surface. Gorham produced a number of hollow handle serving pieces with similar handles, which were generally bright cut and ba...
Priced as a pair.
The pitcher is 3 3/8" tall, 3" across to the handle tip, has a 1 1/2" rimmed base, and weighs 3.0 T. oz.
The design is a study ...
It appears to be a pen tray, and is indeed very similar to the item alongside it identified as that, but late Victorian sensibilities provided for separate items for each functional need of the time.
It is particularly handsome and intricately detailed. The motif appears to be taken from English court style, ...
The design actually portrays a lily of the valley, with strong Greek Revival elements. The raised pattern is set on an anthemion-shaped, curved, leaf, and there are rosettes set either side of the flower cluster.
This example is simply marked with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," "Pat. 1870," and the name of the retailer, Cincinnat...
Its purpose is uncertain, being much larger than a standard child's dish, which is one possibility. It could be a christening bowl.
In any case, it was presented to "Harry M. Stevens" on "December 25 - 1909" according to the script inscriptions that appear on the upper wall below the rim.
It sits on a t...
Made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem is stamped on the inside, it is model number "673" which is also imprinted on the interior, along with the word "Sterling."
Dating circa 1880, it is Aesthetic or Eastlake in style, engraved in a pattern that is part foliate and part stylized.
It has a fancy, feathered script, "HMR" monogram.
First, it falls within the Art Nouveau style popular during the period. This is expressed in the overall undulating form, and in the sinuous character of the detailing, for example the organic nature of the handle and the stem and leaf elements that are applied to the body. Second, it also incorporates four applied children's figures that are very much in the manner of Kate Greenaway whose work harkens to the Arts and Crafts Mo...
Made by Gorham, it features both wild and cultivated rose blossoms interspersed with trailing scroll and leaf forms, with these latter elements reminiscent of the company's "Chantilly" pattern dating from the same period.
A size and proportion that suggests a bread bowl, this form in its time wa...
It is a large, 9 1/4" long, approximately 2.5 T. oz., ice cream server. It has an oval blade with two ribs in the bottom, notched shoulders, a beveled edge, and a gold washed upper surface. This is shallowly concave and more of a...
It is an exceptionally large, 12" long, and heavy, nearly 4.5 T. oz., fish slice. At this scale, the shank is thick and the beading high relief and tactile.
The blade is elegantly shaped, with a gently curved lower edge, scalloping on the upper end and shoulder, a notched lower corner...
This example is model number "D453M" as imprinted on the edge of the rim. Other marks include Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and a date symbol for 1903. The rim is plain save for a beaded edge where it abuts the glass.
This is a particularly...
The defining feature of the line is a cast, in most instances female, "bust" that surmounts the slender, square handle.
A product of the Classical Revival movement of the period, the figure sits atop a pedestal base, much as she might be presented in a museum or salon, or in a wall niche in an athenaeum.
This piece is a 5 7/8" long, not quite 1.0 T. oz., coin ...
Its style as well sets it apart as it is unlike anything else Gorham produced, or any other manufacturer for that matter, with the exception of Towle's "Spider" which has a very similar form.
It is in the Aesthetic mode and likely dates c. 1880. The rounded, swooping handle has a scalloped upper edge ...
Highly detailed, the imagery is iconic. The bowl portrays the Chicago Herald building constructed in 1891, which date appears on the lower portion of the handle. There is a pennant that reads "Herald" flying from the flagpole atop the building.
Close inspection reveals a figure standing on a pediment placed on a...
It is stamped "Gorham & Co.," "Patent 1861" and "Coin" on the backside of the blade, and is engraved "Bertha" in Old English lettering on the front of the handle.
Solid silver, it has a flat handle and blunt end blade. The pattern is raised and appears on both sides of the handle.
It is in very good condition, free of polishing wear and with a blade that is free of nicks or burrs. There are ligh...