*Gorham Birmingham 1948 American 4.5 Pints Classic Water Pitcher Jar In .925 Sterling Silver
Classic water pitcher ewer designed by Gorham.
Beautiful vintage American piece from Gorham. A large water pitcher crafted in solid .925/.999 sterling silver, back in the 1948. Designed with a full bulbous shaped body and a scroll handle, on a rounded high relief decorated base. The wide pour spout has a rolled rim and can be fill with 4.5 Pints.
Has a total weight of 821.4 Grams or 26.8 Ounces and the measurements are 254 mm by 254 mm by 229 mm (25.4 x 24.4 x 22.9 Cm) (10 x 10 x 9 Inches).
Stamped, with British hallmarks, for the city of Birmingham, the maker's mark for America, the model number, the number mark 8 inside a square for the production year of 1948 and signed, "GORHAM STERLING 611 8G 4 1/2 PINTS".
Gorham was merged up in 1831 when the firm of Jabez Gorham was joined by Henry L. Webster in the Gorham & Webster. In its history the firm assumed these names: Gorham & Webster (1831-1837), Gorham Webster & Price (1837.1841), J. Gorham & Son (1841-1850), Gorham & Thurber (1850-1852), Gorham & Company (1852-1865), Gorham Mfg. Company (1865-1961), Gorham Corp. (from 1961). The company moved into a new headquarters in Providence, RI in 1890 as employment surpassed 500, and in 1905 they opened a retail outlet on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Throughout the latter half of the 19th century and into the 20th, Gorham attracted some of the best designers and silver artisans in the world.
Their rapidly expanding business of doing one-of-a-kind pieces on commission for major world figures and events expanded their profile and introduced Gorham to an international clientele. Gorham continues to operate today reflecting the principles of its founders, and it signifies the best in American silverwork comparable to the best of Europe and the far east. Today, Gorham silver is perhaps best known for its silverware which it produces in hundreds of well known patterns including Chantilly, Strasbourg, Melrose, Fairfax, and Buttercup.
It is in great vintage condition with no monograms, dents, marks or previous repairs. It was recently polished.
Condition: The overall condition of this jar is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the sterling. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: D0000SNMK/.1111