Gorham Calla Vase
We are excited to represent this beautiful Gorham Calla Vase. Sterling Silver vase is in perfect condition. A beautiful gift for Spring or any time of year.
Gorham Calla Vase:
diameter (base) : 4-5/8"
weigh: 366 g (weight includes the weighted base)
marks: STERLING / 7385 / 17-1/2 In / GORHAM CO.
Who can tell what was their use or the best fun guess.
If you watched "Downton Abby," you should know the real use.
(My guess is a grabber for my iPhone.)
Unmarked Gorham tongs
weight: 177 g
Male head is Mars
Female head is Ceres.
Arts and Crafts Colonial Marshall Field's Sterling Silver Bowl
Simplicity in Sterling Silver Hand-Wrought Design
Marshall Field's was part of the History of the American Arts and Crafts Movement. The Bowl has beautiful hammered texture and a rim soldered to bowl to strengthen the design and the rim of the bowl. It is in very good antique condition. The patina is original and defines the hammer marks. Marshall Field's allotted an entire floor for the Silver Smithing Craft Shop. Mrs. Potter Palmer, the wife, of the owner of Marshall Field's, arranged to instruct women in Arts and Crafts Metalwork. This makes another woman in Chicago who was instrumental in the Arts and Crafts Movement promoting women to be part of the Movement.
Diameter of Bowl: 10 1/4 inches diameter by 3 3/4 inches high
597grams/19.19 troy ounces.
circa 1907-1917 Price: $1275
Arthur Stone, Bowl
Arthur Stone was a well know Arts and Crafts Silversmith in Massachusetts. This bowl was obviously made for as a presentation bowl. Similar in design to the Paul Revere’s famous Bowl. It has never been engraved. So it must have been waiting for someone to buy it in his shop.
weight: 397 g
marks:Stone Associates "h" mark [ ca. 1938-1957 ] / STERLING / W
Sterling Silver Candelabrum designed and hand-wrought by Ruth Rhoten
Research and development for this candelabrum took 4 years. I wanted something that would give the feeling of flight. The Rock Crystal sphere was lucky find from a woman who was selling her collection of spheres. This one was her favorite. It has beautiful inclusions of rainbows and a shape that looks very similar to a pyramid. The curves are all taken from the spirals of the Golden Mean which is every creation of nature. One end spirals one way and the other spirals the other way meeting in the center when the Crystal Ball sits. Each candle has a bobeche that catches the drips of the candle wax. Since I also work as a conservator, I think, about easy cleaning and the future of a piece for Silversmiths in the future. The center point is weighted but can be taken apart easily for the Smith 200 years from now if need be.
The small stones along the lines of the spirals are pink tourmaline. Since this was a labor of love, I wanted the stones to represent heart.
The candles sit lower than most candelabrum, because it is important to be able to see those around you at the table. This could either be used on a dinning table or in an entry hall to welcome visitors.
8 inches high
©Ruth Rhoten designed and fabricated.
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