Corinthian Sugar Sifter Gorham Engraved 1872 Old Marks In Sterling Silver
Offered for sale by Caspars Place is a beautifully hand pierced sterling silver sugar sifter ladle in Corinthian introduced in 1872 by Gorham. The sifter was designed by George Wilkinson.
This lovely sugar sifter is intended to be used to sprinkle powdered sugar on dishes. The sugar sifter is marked with Gorhams trio of pseudohallmarks; PAT.
Circa 1815 he entered into the first of many partnerships as a master silversmith and jeweler. In 1831 he partnered with Henry L.
Webster to begin the manufacture of silver spoons, Gorhams first venture into silver tableware. When Jabez's son, John, joined the firm in 1841, the name was changed to Jabez Gorham & Son. The next year a tariff was passed which effectively blocked the importation of silverware into the United States. This provided impetus to the American silver industry, something of which John Gorham took full advantage. Under his influence Gorham was the first American company to introduce factory methods to augment hand craftsmanship in production of silverware. In 1865 a charter was granted by the Rhode Island legislature in the name Gorham Manufacturing Company. In 1868 Gorham abandoned the coin silver standard (900/1000) prevalent in the U. And adopted Englands sterling standard of 925/1000.
In 1890 Gorham relocated to a factory in Providence, Rhode Island. There is an elaborate cursive monogram on the front of the handle. The sifter is in good estate condition, although.
It needs a very thorough polishing. Apart from that, it has. The patina of old tarnish and fine scratches to be expected with age and use.
The pieces price reflects its condition. This fabulous sugar sifter will make a lovely addition to any silver collection. The sugar sifter weighs approximately 0.950 troy ounces.
It is roughly 6 long and 1.875 wide across the bowl. At Caspar's Place we pride ourselves on our offerings and represent each item to the best of our ability. Please bear in mind that we do our best to describe and photograph each item, but pre-owned items are often imperfect and show the effects of age and use. Note that the photographs are an integral part of the description. If you are purchasing multiple items within a single calendar day.
Thank you for shopping with Caspars Place today! The item "Corinthian sugar sifter Gorham engraved 1872 old marks in sterling silver" is in sale since Wednesday, August 9, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.
The seller is "shayhoward" and is located in Durham, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Maker: Gorham
- Age: 1850-1899
- Pattern: Corinthian
- Type: Sugar sifter
- Composition: Sterling Silver
- Brand: Gorham