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American silver and mixed-metal pitcher and stand, Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, 1880

Property from the Descendants of Ulysses S. Grant

American silver and mixed-metal pitcher and stand, Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, 1880

American silver and mixed-metal pitcher and stand, Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, 1880

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Property from the Descendants of Ulysses S. Grant

American silver and mixed-metal pitcher and stand

Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI

1880


in Japanese style with spot-hammered surface, the square pitcher embossed and chased with a panel on each side depicting female figures representing the four seasons, gilt interior, the branch-form handle spreading to leafy branches with copper berries, the conforming stand on bracket feet cast with prunus and applied with copper and brass plants, the largest branch supporting three birds

marked on bases and both with date code M, the pitcher numbered B95 and engraved Ex., the stand with retailer stamp for Theodore B. Starr

49 oz 10 dwt gross

1542.5 g

height of pitcher 8 1/4 in.; length of stand 7 in.

21 cm; 17.8 cm

The pitcher with some bruises to the interior base and a ding to base rim. The gilding is a bit rubbed and the decoration is softened at high spots. The stand lacking a section of applied brass grass, otherwise good.


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Fannie J. Chaffee (1857–1909) and Ulysses S. Grant Jr. (1852-1929), New York
Miriam Grant (1881-1940), New York, to her daughter
Fannie Grant Macy Wallace (1905-1993), to her daughter
Miriam Wallace Sellgren (1937-2021)

Fannie J. Chaffee was the daughter of Colorado Senator Jerome B. Chaffee (1825-1886) and married in 1880 Ulysses S. "Buck" Grant Jr., the second son of President Ulysses S. Grant.


A two-handled cup of this model, also 1880, was in the MASCO collection, sold Sotheby’s, New York, January 20, 1998. Sam Hough identified that piece as taking 132 hours to make, with a net factory price of $213.