According to Gorham's Martele archives, as reproduced by Larry Pristo in Martele 950-1000 Fine Gorham's Nouveau Art Silver, 2002, p. 234, pitcher and stand 8213 were completed on 8 December 1909. The set was raised in 50 1/2 hours by Nels N. Ha(a)rklou and then chased for an additional 54 hours by George W. Sautof. The price at the time of completion was $148. Charles Carpenter notes that two nearly identical pitchers featuring dandelion decoration were made twice, 1899 and 1906, with slight variations to the placement of the chased decoration. It is likely that this set was originally designed by Gorham's chief designer William Christmas Codman. Charles Carpenter notes "the undulating chased sides of the tray are so typical of Codman's work that one could call it a trademark" (Charles Carpenter, Gorham Silver, 1982, p. 244).