Offered by: Nathan Horowicz Inc.
1050 2nd Avenue, Gallery 91 New York City, NY 10022 , United States Call Seller 212.755.6320


Gorham Coin Silver Pitcher Ewer from 1850s

$ 2,150
  • Description
    Coin silver pitcher / ewer from mid- to late 1850s by Gorham, retailed by Crosby, Hubbard, & Morse in Boston, measuring 11 1/2'' in height and 7 3/4'' from handle to spout and weighing 37.4 ozt. Handle has exquisite applied decoration, including beads, and there is a inscription to Mary Baldwin Irwin in the front which is inserted in engraved floral and geometric patterns.

    During the heyday of American silver manufacturing, approximately 1850–1940, Gorham was highly influential. The White House has used Gorham silver services during many administrations. Mary Todd Lincoln purchased an impressive tea and flatware service for use in the White House in 1859. Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant asked Gorham to commemorate the country's one-hundredth anniversary with a spectacular Century Vase that contained over 2,000 oz (57,000 g) of sterling silver, and in 1899, it produced a grand "loving cup" composed of 70,000 dimes was designed for Admiral George Dewey. Colonel Henry Jewett Furber placed the largest single commission Gorham ever received for what became known as the famous Furber service. The opulent 740-piece service represents Victorian era dining at its most elaborate. The monumental silver and parcel-gilt "Neptune" epergne made for Furber as part of this service was displayed at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876. Gorham artisans also sculpted the famous monument of George Washington in the Capitol's Rotunda and the statue of Theodore Roosevelt in New York.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: coin silver
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1850's
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 40001
    Incollect Reference #: 664296
  • Dimensions
    H. 11.5 in;
    H. 29.21 cm;
Message from Seller:

For the past 35 years to present, Nathan Horowicz with his keen eye has established a following of silver art connoisseurs, collectors, and users. With these customers, we have developed a sense of trust, of integrity, of style, and of value which is linked to Nathan Horowicz's inherited family connections of 3 generations of buying and selling to the decorators, dealers, and users, who have purchased with confidence. Contact us: 212.755.6320

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