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Sale Price: $13,000.00
Listed Price $20,000.00
  Stock #BY796

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Pair of Antique Gorham American Classical Silver Ewers C 1860
Pair of Antique Gorham American Classical Silver Ewers C 1860
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Sale Price: $13,000.00
Listed Price $20,000.00

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Pair of striking midcentury Classical coin silver ewers. Made by Gorham in Providence, ca 1860. Each: Ovoid bowl with helmet mouth and raised foot. On neck applied frieze with ring of Bacchic boys gripping drapery swags; below applied bead-and-reel border. High-rising handle with cast cupbearer mounted to volute terminal; bottom mount in form of male head in stylized leaf and scroll surround. On front engraved armorial in form of winged gryphon. Both have variant leaf-and-dart ornament. Not identical but very much a pair.

Marked with maker’s and retailer’s (Starr & Marcus) stamps and no. 560. Very good condition with nice patina and visible handwork.

Overall dimensions: H 15 1/2 x W 6 5/8 x D 5 3/4 in. Heavy total weight: 94.5 troy ounces. #BY796