Larry Pristo records in Martelé: Gorham's Nouveau Art Silver that there are no dates given for this item, but that the "Cost of Making" ledger indicates June 7, 1905. The vase was made by Charles A. Johnson over 22 hours, then chased by Paul L. Hansen for 48 hours. The net factory price was $86.
one foot dented down so wobbles slightly, a few minor dings to high spots, otherwise good condition In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.