Lot 697: AN AMERICAN SILVER OLIVE DISH, MARTELÉ, GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, RI, 1898 |
October 20, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: with lobed decoration, the turned-over rim chased with flowers
interior with traces of gilding, otherwise good condition
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Dimensions: length 8 1/2 in.
Literature: According to the Gorham records, this piece took 18 hours to make and 29.5 hours to chase. It was finished on December 8, 1898 and had a net factory price of $64 (Larry Pristo, Martelé: Gorham's Nouveau Art Silver, p. 184).