View full screen - View 1 of Lot 57. A Group of Twelve Gilt-Metal and Enamel 'Fleurs des Siècles' Flower Baskets, Jane Hutcheson for Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, Circa 1970-85.
57

A Group of Twelve Gilt-Metal and Enamel 'Fleurs des Siècles' Flower Baskets, Jane Hutcheson for Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, Circa 1970-85

A Group of Twelve Gilt-Metal and Enamel 'Fleurs des Siècles' Flower Baskets, Jane Hutcheson for Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, Circa 1970-85

A Group of Twelve Gilt-Metal and Enamel 'Fleurs des Siècles' Flower Baskets, Jane Hutcheson for Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, Circa 1970-85

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

A Group of Twelve Gilt-Metal and Enamel 'Fleurs des Siècles' Flower Baskets, Jane Hutcheson for Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, Circa 1970-85


the gilt-metal woven baskets filled with enameled forget-me-nots and leaves on gold-plated wire stems, unmarked

Including ten Gorham retail hang tags. Some scattered losses and flaking to enamel on flowers and leaves. Some with loosened but intact sections of weaving to the basket. One with top section of basket 'rewoven' and bent. Overall in good condition.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Said to be inspired by 18th century Vincennes porcelain flowers, the 'Fleurs des Siecles' line was designed by Jane Hutcheson for Gorham and produced in their Providence factory from the early 1970s to the mid 1980s. Gorham offered a selection of different floral arrangements, with each flower and leaf handcrafted and hand-enameled over gold plate. Advertisements at the time described the collection as, "blooming beautifully from here to eternity to grow more precious with time...", an homage to the name 'Fleurs des Siecles' or 'Flowers of the Centuries'.