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A MARTELE SILVER CENTERPIECE BOWL
A MARTELE SILVER CENTERPIECE BOWL

MARK OF GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, 1912

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A MARTELE SILVER CENTERPIECE BOWL
MARK OF GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, 1912
Shaped circular, on lobed foot, the broad everted rim chased with fern and floral border, marked under base, also marked Z/PZ
15½ in. (39.5 cm.) diameter; 62 oz. (1,964 gr.)
Provenance
Christie's, New York, 19 May 2005, lot 20

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Lot Essay

According to Larry Pristo in Martele: Gorham's Art Nouveau Silver, 2002, this "fern dish" was made by Alexander MacBeth and chased by David Wilmot for a net cost of $240. According to researcher Sam Hough, Wilmot was regarded for a long period as Gorham's most talented chaser, evidenced by his salary, which was only surpassed by that of the factory foreman. Wilmot worked for Gorham for nearly 50 years.

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