3079
3079
An American Silver Ice Pail, Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, 1872
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 21,250 USD
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3079
An American Silver Ice Pail, Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, 1872
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 21,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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An American Silver Ice Pail, Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, 1872
in the form of a shipwrecked pail hung with icicles and chased to simulate hoops and staves, on a rocky base applied with icicles
marked on base, numbered 140 and with date letter for 1872
length overall 8 3/4 in.
22.2cm
29 oz 12dwt
921g
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Catalogue Note

This ice pail is listed in Gorham's ledgers as "no 140 old wooden bucket ice bowl," introduced on 8 February 1872, with a manufacturing cost of $95.66.  It was probably designed by George Wilkinson, Gorham's chief designer.  

The purchase of Alaska - "Seward's Folly" - from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million inspired a whole group of arctic-themed objects.

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York