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Magnificent Classical Art Deco Silver Vase Gorham Manufacturing Co 1913 Exl Cond For Sale
FOR sale TODAY I AM DELIGHTED TO OFFER THIS STUNNING ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER VASE MADE BY THE EXCELLENT AND IMPORTANT AMERICAN MAKERS THE GORHAM MANUFACTURING COMPANY. IT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH NO DAMAGE OR REPAIRS, WITH JUST A COUPLE OF VERY VERY TINY BRUISES AND LITE SURFACE MARKS THAT COME WITH AGE, AND THAT I AM MENTIONING FOR ACCURACY AS ALWAYS. IT IS IN BEAUTIFUL CONDITION AND BEAUTIFULLY MADE WITH A SOLID AND STRONG GAUGE OF SILVER. IT IS IN THE NEO-CLASSICAL FORM AND A WONDERFUL ART DECO DECORATION AND STYLE. IT IS SIMILAR TO AN AMPHORA SHAPE WITH SLIGHT VARIATION. GORHAM IS A VERY IMPORTANT AMERICAN SILVER COMPANY, WELL KNOWN FOR THEIR QUALITY WARES AND RICH HISTORY, GOING BACK TO 1831 WHEN JABEZ GORHAM AND HENRY WEBSTER FOUNDED THE COMPANY IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND IN AMERICA. IN THE LATE 1800s RUNNING UP TO THE 1940s THEY WERE AT THEIR BEST, DESIGNING AMONGST OTHER PATTERNS, THE CHANTILLY FLATWARE PATTERN, WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR PATTERN IN THE WORLD, AND WERE FAMOUS FOR CREATING THE MARTELE STYLE WHICH WAS ART NOUVEAU. A LOT OF HISTORY WITH THE GORHAM NAME AND PIECES WERE EVEN COMMISSIONED FOR THE WHITE HOUSE. THEY ALSO SET UP SHOP IN BRITAIN AND STARTED THE GORHAM MANUFACTURING COMPANY WHICH BECAME A MASSIVE NAME AND KNOWN FOR HIGH QUALITY WARES. IT HAS A TYPICAL ART DECO RELIEF DECORATION AT THE BOTTOM HALF OF IT, WITH BEAUTIFUL LONG SWAN-NECK LIKE HANDLES THAT START FROM NEAR THE BASE, AND COME UP TO THE NECK AND THEN BRANCH DOWN INTO A SHELL OR ACANTHUS SHAPE AND ATTACH TO THE BODY JUST BELOW THE SHOULDERS. THE BASE HAS A COUPLE OF STEPPED SECTIONS AND THE NECK HAS A LOVELY CURVED SHAPE TO IT. THE BODY IS MULTI FACETED WITH 12 SECTIONS WITH THE ART DECO DESIGN OF CURVED POINTED PEAKS ON EACH SECTION. THE BASE AND RIM ARE IN PERFECT CONDITION WITH THEIR ORIGINAL CIRCULAR SHAPE AND FORM AND THE SHAPE AND LOVELY CURVE OF THE HANDLES IS ALSO IN PERFECT ORIGINAL CONDITION. A TRULY STUNNING PIECE. THERE IS ALSO A STYLISH MONOGRAM, OR INITIAL ON THE FRONT WITH THE LETTER F. IT MEASURES 21 CENTIMETERS HIGH, IT IS 11 CENTIMETERS FROM HANDLE TO HANDLE, WITH THE MAIN BODY AT IT'S WIDEST POINT MEASURING 7 CENTIMETERS. THE BASE IS 7.75 CENTIMETERS IN DIAMETER AND THE RIM WITH THE SLIGHT LIP IS JUST OVER 8 CENTIMETERS. IT WEIGHS 327 GRAMS WHICH IS ABOUT 11.5 OUNCES. A STUNNING ART DECO PIECE MADE BY AN FAMOUS COMPANY AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
Iwill be selling some very rare and interesting i tems in the weeks to come, including silver items by famous makers such as Nathaniel Mills Sampson Mordan Samuel Pemberton George Unite etc...also gold items, gold vestas and pocket watches, Victorian and Edwardian jewellery, Georgian silver,rare provincial silverand many moreother lovely items that I have collected over the last 20years or so, so add me to your saved sellers list to keep track of any new listings.
UPON WINNING YOUR offer YOU MUST MAKE PAYMENTS WITHIN3 DAYS. I ACCEPT PAYPAL, CHEQUE OR BANKERS DRAFT.BUYER TO PAY ALL POSTAGE COSTSAND ITEMS WILL BE SHIPPED NO LATER THAN3 DAYS UPON CLEARANCE OF PAYMENT. OVERSEAS BUYERS PLEASECONTACT ME FOR POSTAGE COSTS. I HAVE 100% POSITIVE response SO offer WITH CONFIDENCE!
DOMESTIC POSTAGE DELIVERY TO THE U.K. FOR ITEMS OVER £40.00, WILL BE MADE BY ROYAL MAIL NEXT DAY SPECIAL DELIVERY, WHICH INCLUDES INSURANCE.(IUSUALLY DISCOUNT FOR SPECIAL DELIVERY BY ONE OR TWO POUNDS).UNDER £40.00 WILL BE FIRST CLASS OR RECORDED WHICH ALSO COVERS INSURANCE FOR THIS AMOUNT, AND SAVES POSTAGE FOR WINNING buyers. I WILL ALSO COMBINE POSTAGE COSTSFOR TWO OR MORE PURCHASES AS TO SAVE BUYER ON SHIPPING COSTS.
I describe all my items accurately,my images are veryclear good quality close-ups, and are of the actual items you are offerding on. I also pack the items very well soas to make sure there are no damages in transit. Also,do bare in mind that most of the items that I will be listing are antique, or at the very least have some age to them, so it goes without saying that theremight be some withsigns of wear to them,to a small degree, like lightsurface scratches. Any questions or queries about an item, dont hesitate to contact me throughthe "ask seller a question" tab. Thanks for your interestand good luck with your offers!
On 20-Mar-13 at 18:14:28 GMT, seller added the following information:
MY APOLOGIES TO ALL MY BUYERS..I'M GETTING A LITTLE FORGETFUL OF LATE. THE HALLMARKS ARE GMCo FOR GORHAM MANUFACTURING COMPANY. THESEARE A BIT RUBBED AT THE TOP AND RIGHT OF THE FRAME, BUT QUITE LEGIBLE,BELOW THESE THERE IS THE ANCHOR FOR THE BIRMINGHAM ASSAY OFFICE,THEN THE LION PASSANT FOR STERLING SILVER, AND THE DATE LETTER O FORTHE YEAR 1913 SO 100 YEARS OLD. THESE MARKS ARE VERY WELL STRUCKAND ARE CLEAR AND CRISP.
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Magnificent Classical Art Deco Silver Vase Gorham Manufacturing Co 1913 Exl Cond: $321