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


Gorham Sterling Silver 1894 Two-Handled Cup w/ Shell Motifs for Froebel Society

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  • Description
    Gorham sterling silver two-handled cup from 1894, beautifully adorned with shell motifs, dedicated in 1899 to Rachel Underhill, who was affiliated with the Froebel Society promoting child-centered education. This historical piece measures 6 3/4'' in height by 7 1/2'' from handle to handle, weighs 14.5 troy ounces, and bears hallmarks as shown.

    During the heyday of American silver manufacturing–approximately 1850 to 1940–Gorham was one of the most 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.

    Please feel free to ask us any questions, and please see our other listings. We hand polish all items before shipping them out, but if there is interest for a professional polishing and/or engraving removal, we can take care of that for an additional charge and with delayed shipping.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Notes: hallmarked
    Origin: United States
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: sterling silver
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1894
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 407095
    Incollect Reference #: 672161
  • Dimensions
    H. 6.75 in; Diam. 7.5 in;
    H. 17.15 cm; Diam. 19.05 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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