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American silver three-piece coffee set with similar tray, Martelé, Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, 1902-08
Estimate
8,00012,000
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409
American silver three-piece coffee set with similar tray, Martelé, Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, 1902-08
Estimate
8,00012,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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American silver three-piece coffee set with similar tray, Martelé, Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, 1902-08
comprising a Coffee Pot, Creamer, Sugar Bowl, chased with poppies and trailing vines, and a similar Tray, bases of each monogrammed GWW
marked on bases, coffee pot coded I/BG, creamer NQQ, sugar bowl NQP, tray CMW and with English import marks for Gorham Mfg. Co., London, 1904
height of coffee pot 10 1/2 in., length of tray 14 1/2 in.
26.7 cm, 36.8 cm
76 oz gross
2364 g
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Literature

Larry Pristo, Martelé: Gorham's Nouveau Art Silver, 2002, pp. 288, 357, 393

Catalogue Note

According to the Gorham records, the coffee pot was made by William L. Hughes Jr. for 40 hours, and then chased by Otto Colmetz for 48 hours. It was completed on October 16, 1905 and had a net factory price of $120. The records indicate that the creamer and sugar bowl were later made to be part of a three piece set with the coffee pot. They were made by Preston L. Forrest for 46.5 hours, then chased by Otto Colmetz for 64 hours. They were finished on December 9, 1908 and had a net factory price of $124.

The tray was originally made for another four-piece tea set. Although the names of the maker and chaser were not recorded, it took 22 hours to make and 23 hours to chase. It was completed on September 15, 1902 and had a net factory price of $90.

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