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asheland

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iconnumber posted 05-04-2019 10:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for asheland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today I just received my copy of "Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance, 1850-1970"

I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes Gorham! It was only released a few days ago, Barnes and Noble was selling them at a discount to the cover price... (online order) Worth every penny!

Polly, it's a must for you! smile

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dragonflywink

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iconnumber posted 05-06-2019 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pre-ordered mine from the river, received it on the day of release (04/30) - lovely book, wish I had more free time, will take me a while to read through the essays. Did sit down and skim every page, and though filled with gorgeous pieces, the images that really caught my eye were of casting patterns resting haphazardly in the original drawers (pages 111 and 165)...

~Cheryl

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 05-07-2019 01:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, yes! Must get it! I will have to get myself to Providence to see the show in person, too.

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asheland

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iconnumber posted 05-07-2019 09:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for asheland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The exhibit is supposed to be in Charlotte, NC in 2020, that's not terribly far from me and I plan to visit that. smile

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 05-08-2019 11:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think it is also going to the Cincinnati Art Museum.

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RichardT

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iconnumber posted 05-17-2019 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichardT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Although the show's catalog has been praised elsewhere, the show "Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850-1970", now open at RISD in Providence, is really a must-see for anyone interested in American silver of this period.

Gorham was a fixture in Providence, R.I. for over 150 years, so this venue seems particularly appropriate for this show. I took far too many photos through reflective glass cases, but here are a few representatives. First, the amazing Furber centerpiece on plateau. There is an entire pavilion dedicated to the Furber silver and it is really something to see so much of it.

There were amazing things from ca. 1875-1895, including the Elephant Centerpiece that was in the Wagstaff collection.

At least one case highlighted objects that Gorham sent to the Columbian Exposition in 1893.

And in addition to earlier, less flashy works , there was a case on making, including some casting models as well as this snarling iron, used for creating repousse work.

Kudos to curator Elizabeth Williams for putting this exhibit together, as well as the great symposium that accompanied its opening day.

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asheland

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iconnumber posted 05-20-2019 11:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for asheland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd love to see any other pictures from the exhibit if there's more!

Gorham made some wonderful stuff!

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