Four Pairs of Gorham Model #41 Sterling Silver Salt Cellars
Introduced in 1859, Providence, Rhode Island, Including,
Two Pairs of Gorham Coin Silver Salt Cellars, each of pedestal form, the hemispherical bowl with guilloche decoration and gilt interior, raised on a gadrooned foot, one pair with gilt bowl and engraved "Nellie", the other pair with plain interior and monogrammed "AMcLF", h. 1-3/4", dia. 2-1/2"; 7.14 total t. oz.
Pair of Cased Gorham Coin Silver Salt Cellars, each of pedestal form, the hemispherical bowl with guilloche decoration and gilt interior, raised on a gadrooned foot, together with a pair of Gorham "Josephine" salt spoons, all monogrammed "BBL", cellars, h. 1-3/4", dia. 2-1/2"; spoons, l. 3-5/8"; 3.52 total t. oz., presented in a waisted oval green velvet- and cream satin-lined fitted case, the interior lid with applied retailer's stamp of James Conning (1813-1872), Mobile, Alabama, h. 2-1/4", w. 8", d. 3-1/8".
Pair of Gorham Coin Silver Salt Cellars, pedestal form, the hemispherical bowl decorated with repousse trailing grapevines centering a cartouche, with molded and beaded rim and ogee-domed pedestal foot, monogrammed "ECC", h. 3-7/8", dia. 2-1/2"; 2.95 total t. oz.
13.61 total t. oz. (weighable silver)
**Two Pairs, guilloche: In overall good condition with some scratches from use on the bowl interiors, most notably the gilded pair. The non-gilded pair has the foot bent slightly with a minor "wobble", and a 1/8" dent on the bowl of the other.
**Cased Pair: In overall very good condition with no issues noted beyond light surface wear commensurate with age and use. The gilding on the spoon bowls is much faded; the cellars remain quite bright. Scattered patchy losses to the leather case exterior revealing the wood frame, but the interior is clean and in good shape with a beautiful retailer's label.
**Pair, repousse: In good used condition with the expected scuffs, scrapes and wear associated with age and use. The foot of one is very slightly bent and has a negligible "wobble".