• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2287

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver & Chinese Export

    21 - 25 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 3

    A PAIR OF GOLD CANDLESTICKS

    MARK OF GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, CIRCA 1911

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GOLD CANDLESTICKS
    MARK OF GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, CIRCA 1911
    14kt, in the Colonial Revival style, the hexagonal base with faceted stem and socket, with detachable nozzle, with gold-plated detachable candle socket and frame, and with pierced silver-gilt shade with parchment liner, the candlesticks marked X1909 14k, the sockets marked Gorham Co. 0328 PAT APR 29 1902, the shades marked Gorham sterling A7716
    The candlesticks 7 in. high; 15½ in. high with shade; 10 oz. gold weight (2)


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    According to Gorham scholar, Sam Hough, the first gold candlestick of this design dates to 1911. The costing slip indicates that each candlestick contained 5 troy oz., 4 pennyweight of 14k gold, valued then at $70.98, with a net factory price of $168 per candlestick.