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An American silver three-piece "Circa '70" coffee set with matching tray, designed by Donald Colflesh, Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, 1967
Estimate
12,00018,000
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108
An American silver three-piece "Circa '70" coffee set with matching tray, designed by Donald Colflesh, Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, 1967
Estimate
12,00018,000
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An American silver three-piece "Circa '70" coffee set with matching tray, designed by Donald Colflesh, Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, 1967
comprising a Coffee Pot with ebony handle, Creamer, covered Sugar Bowl and matching two-handled Tray with a black Formica center
marked on bases, coffee pot numbered 1461, sugar bowl 1463, creamer 1464, tray 1468
height of coffee pot 11 3/4 in., length of tray 27 in.
29.8 cm, 68.6 cm
59oz 10dwt gross excluding tray
1853.5g
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Catalogue Note

An example of this coffee set is illustrated in Jewel Stern, Modernism in American Silver, p. 260-61.

This set is part of the contemporary sterling collection that Gorham introduced in 1960 called Circa '70, which featured atomic designs inspired by space travel. Designed by Donald Colflesh, the line shows the influences of studio silversmith Frederick A. Miller, one of his teachers at Cleveland Institute of Art. The tray was designed to match and added to the line in 1963 after Colflesh had left Gorham.

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