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joanne5

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iconnumber posted 04-02-2001 02:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joanne5     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Please, I want info on a 4" round reddish patina teakettle on stand with liquid burner. It has heavy demensional silver applied around the middle of the pot depicting soldiers with lances and hats with plumes and some on horses, fighting dogs, trees, etc. The mark is GORHAM CO
Y51
P
This sight was highly recommended and I feel sure someone can help me. Thanks

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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 04-02-2001 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It sounds like a wonderful piece!!! The piece is copper with applied silver decoration. This 'mixed metals' sort of effect was popular on American silver beginning in the late 1870s & through part of the 1880s. It was meant to recall Japanese style metalwork. Japanese decorative arts became wildly popular following Commodore Perry's opening of Japan in the 1850s.

As for information on your specific piece, Gorham was one of the most prolific silver companies in the U. S.; the company was based in Providence, R. I. Your piece was made in 1883 ("P" is the date letter). Y51 is just the factory number. "Y" designates copper.

I hope this helps,

Paul

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iconnumber posted 04-02-2001 11:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joanne5     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You have been extremely helpful and given me more info than I had hoped for. I appreciate your sharing your knowledge with me, you have been very kind. Thank you.

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