Gorham Strasbourg Rococo Ornate Applied Scalloped Legged 5 Piece Tea Set Tray
GORHAM STRASBOURG ROCOCO ORNATE APPLIED SCALLOPED LEGGED 5 - PIECE TEA SET TRAY. Gorham Silver was founded in Providence Rhode Island in 1831 by Jabez Gorham, a master craftsman, in partnership with Henry L. The firm's chief product was spoons of coin silver. The company also made thimbles, combs, jewelry, and other small items. In 1842, the Congress enacted a tariff which effectively blocked the importation of silverware from outside the United States, which aided the American silver industry. Jabez Gorham did not take full advantage of this opportunity, but in 1847 Jabez retired and his son, John Gorham succeeded him as head of the company. John Gorham introduced mechanized production methods, enlarged the premises in downtown Providence, improved the designs, and expanded the product line. In 1852, Gorham toured many of Europe's silver workshops and manufacturers, speaking with individual specialists, including master craftsmen and toolmakers. He sought highly skilled foreign workmen to train his American workers and hired George Wilkinson er and workshop manager, from England.
In 1865, the Rhode Island legislature granted a charter in the name of Gorham Manufacturing Company and in 1890, the company relocated to a factory on Adelaide Avenue in Providence. Circa 1950 - First produced around 1897, Gorham Strasbourg depicting sinuous scalloped bodies enhanced with elaborated motifs featuring playful scrollwork, and plume French rococo inspired legged scalloped bodies and large chased oval large oval tray depicting raised solid detailed castings around the border and. The handles, the whole set showing a generous bright mirrored plating , sturdy quality manufacture and outstanding. Over the years, Strasbourg has remained one of the most worldwide acclaimed collections by this infamous company al pieces in excellent shape barely if ever used.
The item "GORHAM STRASBOURG ROCOCO ORNATE APPLIED SCALLOPED LEGGED 5 PIECE TEA SET TRAY" is in sale since Thursday, November 4, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silverplate\Tea/Coffee Pots & Sets". The seller is "california_bay_usa" and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Style: ROCOCO
- Age: 1900-1940
- Pattern: Strasbourg
- Composition: Silverplate
- Brand: Gorham