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Ulysses Dietz
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iconnumber posted 06-16-2005 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ulysses Dietz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Since no one comes to my boring curatorial forum, I'm posting a great Gorham object that we acquired in 2002 for The Newark Museum. I've seen the classic, lovely Gorham Turkish-coffee pots, in silver and in copper with silver mounts, but I've never seen the likes of this anywhere else. The torque of the body, and the pristine finish of the piece (which looks like it was never used) make it very sexy. The date letter for 1881 is on the bottom, and the additional letter places it in the now-missing "specials" book.

Other Gorham Islamic material out there?

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dragonflywink

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iconnumber posted 06-16-2005 12:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
**chuckle** You pegged it - that is one lushly SEXY piece of silver! Thanks so much for sharing.

Cheryl ;o)

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FredZ

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iconnumber posted 06-16-2005 03:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FredZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ulysses,

I for one am delighted that you are posting thes sumptuous items for us to enjoy. It is interesting that during this Aesthetic period folk were decorating with a great variety of styles borrowed from several periods. I love the way the top of the handle wraps around the neck of the pitcher.

Thanks for the eye candy,
Fred

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jersey

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iconnumber posted 06-16-2005 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good day! It is a stunning piece & a feast for the eyes.
BTW do you have a list of "wants" for the museum, and can you share them with us. There may be some people out there who might want to donate?
Jersey

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iconnumber posted 06-16-2005 06:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good day! It is a stunning piece & a feast for the eyes.
BTW do you have a list of "wants" for the museum, and can you share them with us. There may be some people out there who might want to donate?
Jersey

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 06-17-2005 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good heavens! That's one amazing coffee pot.

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Ulysses Dietz
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iconnumber posted 06-17-2005 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ulysses Dietz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Since you asked...

"Want lists" are something every curator has. I'll post one in my own [boring] forum, since it is a museum issue (actually ALL want things, but that's not for HERE)...

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asheland

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iconnumber posted 08-15-2014 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for asheland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ulysses,
Do you remember what the model number is on this piece?
I've found these special order pieces very interesting as I also have a piece in my collection with the special order model number on it.

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