AN AMERICAN SILVER “CIRCA ‘70” TEA AND COFFEE SET, DESIGNED BY DONALD COLFLESH FOR GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, RI, 1960
AN AMERICAN SILVER “CIRCA ‘70” TEA AND COFFEE SET, DESIGNED BY DONALD COLFLESH FOR GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, RI, 1960
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AN AMERICAN SILVER “CIRCA ‘70” TEA AND COFFEE SET, DESIGNED BY DONALD COLFLESH FOR GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, RI, 1960

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

AN AMERICAN SILVER “CIRCA ‘70” TEA AND COFFEE SET, DESIGNED BY DONALD COLFLESH FOR GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, RI, 1960

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

Lot Sold:5,000USD

Lot Details

Description

AN AMERICAN SILVER “CIRCA ‘70” TEA AND COFFEE SET, DESIGNED BY DONALD COLFLESH FOR GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, RI, 1960


comprising a Teapot, Coffee Pot, Creamer, covered Sugar Bowl and Tray with a black Formica center

marked on bases, with date mark for 1960, tea and coffee set numbered 1461-64, tray numbered 1081

89 oz gross excluding tray

2768 g

height of coffee pot 11⅝ in.; diameter of tray 18 in.

29.5 cm; 45.7 cm

Condition Report

set in good condition, the tray with minimal surface scratches


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Cataloguing

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.

STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics
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