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Sale Price: $21,125.00
2016 Holiday Sale
Listed Price $32,500.00
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Hand Made Gorham Martele Sterling Silver Coffee Set
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Sale Price: $21,125.00
2016 Holiday Sale
Listed Price $32,500.00


$32,500

This is a beautiful and unique 3 piece after dinner coffee set made by Gorham Mfg. Co. Providence, RI, from their Martele line of Art Nouveau silver. The set is fully hallmarked with the Martele maker’s and standard mark, .9584 and I/BB series mark. This three-piece set is documented in L. J. Pristo’s book, Martele, Gorham’s Art Nouveau Silver, page 357. It is listed as a 3-piece set, I/BB, made 1905/1915, consisting of a Coffeepot, Sugar Bowl and Creamer. The set is beautifully handmade, with evidence of the hand hammering indicative of Martele silver. The Coffeepot is quite unique in that it not only has the amorphic undulating plant life decoration, but there is a beautifully executed figure of a woman with a floral headband emanating from the pot’s mid-section. The woman emerging from the waves is one the finest examples of figural hand made silver we have ever seen. Martele designs always incorporated plant-life and rarely if ever included human forms. The sugar and creamer are in the exact naturalistic pattern of the set. This set is truly a collector’s dream. Total Weight: 42.27 Troy Ounces. Height of Coffeepot: 11 inches. Condition: Excellent. Nice patina. One of a kind set.