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Rare Gorham "Bird's Nest" Sterling Silver Mug

1868, Providence, Rhode Island, of tapering cylindrical form, decorated with repousse flowers and acorns centering a bird's nest with applied bird, the squared handle with paterae at the corner.
h. 3-5/8", dia. 2-7/8", l. 4-1/4"; 5.23 t. oz.


**Scattered nicks and scuffs consistent with age. Two short 1/4" and 3/16" very shallow dents at the right-of-front lower edge. Otherwise in quite good condition, with very attractive repousse work. No monogram or removal. Marked (on the underside) "547", the Gorham "lion-anchor-G" trademark, "Sterling" and the Gorham date mark "A" for 1868.

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Rare Gorham "Bird's Nest" Sterling Silver Mug

Estimate $400 - $700Dec 11, 2019
Starting Bid $350