5 Gorham repousse butter pats foliate design 1892 in sterling silver

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller shayhoward (710) 100%, Location: Durham, North Carolina, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 322655101693 Offered for sale by Caspar’s Place is a set of 5 sterling silver butter pats date marked as made in 1892 by Gorham. They are rounded hexagons with broad repousse rims featuring lovely foliate flourishes. Each is marked with “2535;” “STERLING;” the date mark for 1892; and Gorham’s trio of pseudohallmarks in the form used during the last quarter of the 19th century. The butter pats are each engraved with an elaborate cursive monogram. They are in good estate condition, although with the patina of old tarnish and fine scratches to be expected with age and use. The set’s price reflects its condition. These butter pats will make a lovely addition to any silver collection. The butter pats combined weigh approximately 3.065 troy ounces. Each is roughly 3.5” in diameter and is relatively flat. Gorham Silver was highly influential during the heyday of American silver manufacturing, approximately 1850 to 1940. The company was founded by Jabez Gorham, a master craftsman working in Providence, Rhode Island. Jabez was born in 1792, and at age 14 he began a seven year apprenticeship to Nehemiah Dodge. 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, Gorham’s 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.S. and adopted England’s sterling standard of 925/1000. Also in 1868 Gorham adopted its famous trademark (a lion, an anchor and a capital “G”) for use on all sterling articles. 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. Each lot is being sold as is, with any substantial defects described to the best of our ability. Note that the photographs are an integral part of the description. Items are sold unpolished - polishing is left to the buyer. WE COMBINE SHIPPING COSTS. If you are purchasing multiple items within a single calendar day, please request an invoice BEFORE PAYING so we can provide you with the benefit of reduced shipping costs.Our shipping cost includes insurance on the purchase price of the item. Sales tax of 7.5% will be charged for all items shipped to a North Carolina address. Thank you for shopping with Caspar’s Place today! S3072 Condition: The butter pats are each engraved with an elaborate cursive monogram. They are in good estate condition, although with the patina of old tarnish and fine scratches to be expected with age and use. The set’s price reflects its condition., Age: 1850-1899, Brand: Gorham, Composition: Sterling Silver, Maker: Gorham

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