3056
3056
An American Silver And Mixed-Metals Japanese Style Bowl, Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, 1880
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 USD
JUMP TO LOT
3056
An American Silver And Mixed-Metals Japanese Style Bowl, Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, 1880
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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An American Silver And Mixed-Metals Japanese Style Bowl, Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, 1880
spot-hammered surface applied with Japanese gold and copper stalks of wheat, birds, moth and roundels with additional birds, bracket feet cast with prunus, the base rim with presentation inscription: Presented to Mrs. Gerard B. Allen by the Agricultural and Mechanical Association of St. Louis as a testimony of their Estimation of the Example and Services of her husband as President and Director.  October 28, 1880
marked on base, numbered 1615 and with date letter for 1880
length 8 3/4 in.
22.2cm
26oz 8dwt
821g
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Catalogue Note

Gerard B. Allen (1813-1887) was born in Ireland and came to St. Louis aged 23.  He soon owned two sawmills, then went into the iron business, and was executive to various steamboat companies.  Positions with life and fire insurance companies followed, the Bank of the State of Missouri, and the North Missouri Railroad; he was reportedly the wealthiest man in St. Louis.  He married in 1871 as his second wife Eugenia Paschall Carr.

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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