A similar example sold in these Rooms, June 19, 1996, lot 47 and January 21, 1994, lot 24.
Gorham introduced a line of hand-made copper wares in 1881. The production was relatively small and only lasted until about 1885. A similar vase in a private collection is illustrated in Charles H. Carpenter, Jr., Gorham Silver, 1982, illus. fig. 109, p. 114.