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Lot 0315
Twelve Gorham Sterling Silver Salt Cellars

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Model #735, introduced in 1869, this example with date mark for 1875, pedestal form with conical sides and molded rim above a flat foot-ring, h. 7/8", dia. 1-5/8".

Model #220, introduced in 1872, pedestal form with squared arched handles and beaded rim, two engraved "Stoughton & Lizzie / to / 'Myla'", h. 1-7/8", dia. 2-3/8", w. 3"

Model #1115, introduced in and with date mark of 1872, bowl form, the everted and rolled rim with matte finish and decorated with pricked and bright-cut banding, h. 5/8", dia. 1-3/4".

Model #1340, introduced in 1877, this example with date mark of 1878, pedestal form, the waisted thistle-form bowl with narrow beaded band and raised on an ogee-domed foot, monogrammed "S", h. 1-5/8", dia. 2-1/2".

Model #S1782, introduced ca. 1885, saucer form, with diamond-cut glass bowl and silver-gilt scalloped rim with beaded edge, h. 3/4", dia. 3-5/8".

Model #A2148, introduced in 1901, pedestal form , the octagonally paneled bowl with molded rim and raised on a conforming pedestal foot, h. 1-1/2", dia. 2".

Model #478A, with date mark of 1914, retailed by Spaulding & Co., Chicago, Illinois, pedestal form , the octagonally paneled bowl with molded rim and raised on a conforming domed foot, h. 1-5/8", dia. 2-3/8".

Model #A8137, introduced ca. 1915, waisted bowl form with rolled rim and four ball feet, the interior gilt, h. 1-1/4", dia. 2-1/4".

Model #1112, introduced in 1949, pedestal form , the bulbous bowl with molded rim and ogee-domed foot-ring, h. 1-1/4", dia. 2-3/8".

Model #36, introduced in 1942, this example with date mark for 1949, footed bowl form, the hemispherical bowl with everted gadrooned rim and raised on an ogee-domed foot-ring, h. 1-1/2", dia. 2-3/4".

12.35 total t. oz. (weighable silver)

Literature: George and Carolyn Tompkins, The Handbook of Gorham Open Salt Dishes (Rockport, ME: Archimedes Press, 1987), p. 56, pl. 103; p. 66, pl. 159; p. 68, pl. 171; p. 99, pl. 354; p. 75, pl. 214; p. 82, pl. 256; p. 112, pl. 36.; p. 112, pl. 430.

Notes: Model #478A and #A8137 are not listed in Tompkins' Handbook, although the former has a bowl identical to that on 1917's model #A5767 but variant foot; see Tompkins, p. 108, pl. 407. Tompkins notes that model #1112 was fitted with a cobalt liner and model #36 was fitted with a clear liner, both lacking in the present lot.

Condition

Model #735: Scattered scuffs and dings, with some scratches on the interior from use, both otherwise in good condition.
Model #220 In overall very good condition with no issues noted beyond light surface wear commensurate with age.
Model #1115: In overall good condition with no issues noted beyond some light wear commensurate with age and use.
Model #1340: In overall very good condition with minimal wear from age and use.
Model #S1782: Some wear to the gilding, but in overall quite good condition. No dents or breaks in the silver; no chips, cracks or frits on the glass.
Model #A2148: No condition issues noted beyond light surface wear commensurate with age and use; no dents, breaks or repairs.
Model #478A: In overall good condition with minimal wear.
Model #A8137: Some fading to the gilding and some light interior scratches from use, but otherwise in very good condition; no dents, breaks or repairs.
Model #1112: Light surface scuffs and wear consistent with age and use, but otherwise no condition issues noted.
Model #36: In generally good condition with no issues noted beyond light surface wear commensurate with age and use.

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