New York, Park Avenue
18 June 1998
A SILVER MARTEL VASE
Maker's mark of Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, circa 1905
Flaring cylindrical, the spot-hammered domed shaped base with curled rim and the waisted body repousse and chased with leaves and flowers, the everted neck with curled wavy rim with similar decoration; marked under base, 9584, K J H, with retailer's mark CHESTER BILLINGS & SON NEW YORK
15in. high; 58oz.
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