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How do I identify Gorham sterling silver?

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How do I identify Gorham sterling silver?
To identify Gorham sterling silver, study the marks found on the piece. Pieces made after 1848 will have a letter or symbol stamp. You can use an authoritative online reference to figure out the manufacturing year of the piece. Find a variety of expertly vetted Gorham sterling silver on 1stDibs.
1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
Art Deco Black Starr and Gorham Sterling Silver and 14k Gold Compact
By Black, Starr & Gorham
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A beautiful Art Deco compact by Black Starr and Gorham. It is Sterling Silver with a 14k Gold accent on top, fitted with 3 small precious stones likely rubies. The compact is in est...
Category

20th Century American Decorative Boxes

Materials

Gold, Sterling Silver

Art Deco Pair of Black, Starr & Gorham Sterling Silver Petal Form Candelabras
By Black, Starr & Gorham
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite pair of Art Deco sterling silver candelabras was realized in the United States circa 1930. They feature convex circular hand hammered bases with a dappled texture that...
Category

Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Candelabras

Materials

Sterling Silver

Black Starr Silver Plate Ice Bucket
By Black, Starr & Gorham
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco style silver plate ice bucket by Black Starr, includes the ice tong, and original removable pyrex glass insert, as shown. Clean, ready to use, shows only light cosmetic wear...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Barware

Austrian Black, Starr & Gorham Enamel Copper Bowls, Vienna, Set of 3
By Black, Starr & Gorham
Located in Miami, FL
Austrian black, Starr & Gorham Enamel copper bowls, Vienna, Set of 3 Offered for sale is a set of three Black Starr & Gorham enameled copper bowls. They are designed in oval and triangular shapes with soft rounded edges and are embellished with black and purple grounds. Additionally, they are decorated with multicolor accents, in yellow, blue, silver, and green colors. They are marked "Black Starr & Gorham" and "Made in Vienna" on their bases as shown. The measurements provided above are for the largest purple ground tray. The smaller purple tray...
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Copper, Enamel

Black Starr & Gorham Gothic Bold Wall Clock in Original Box
By Black, Starr & Gorham
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Black Starr and Gorham STYLE / REFERENCE: Gothic Motif METAL / MATERIAL: Nickle Finished CIRCA: 1940s/ 50s MOVEMENT / CALIBER: High Grade 15 Jewels Swiss Made DIAL / HANDS: Silvered Roman / Filigree Hands DIMENSIONS: 16 Inches tall X 9 Inches Wide / 40cm X 23cm (box 17" X 11") ATTACHMENT: Wall Mount WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement. This is am impressive wall clock sold by one of the premier American jewelry houses. Remarkably it comes with its original box, in excellent condition. Black, Starr and Frost are considered America's oldest jewelry house. They merged with Gorham, one of America's oldest silver companies in 1929. Just in time for the Great Depression. This clock, or rather weather station as it is normally called, appears to have never been used. It was likely made in Switzerland of the finest materials some time mid century. Gothic in style while dating to later part of the Art Deco Era This would be an impressive piece in entry of an elegant old home. Or, conversely it would look great in an ultra modern entry...
Category

Mid-20th Century Swiss Gothic Revival Wall Clocks

Materials

Brass, Nickel

Black, Starr & Gorham Sterling Silver Trumpet Palace Size Vase in Art Deco Style
By Black, Starr & Gorham
Located in New York, NY
Black, Starr & Gorham sterling silver trumpet vase in palace size. Very majestic in its proportions, it displays a beautiful monogram and a gadrooned rim around the body. It measures an impressive 21 3/4'' in height by 8'' in diameter at the top, is weighted, and bears hallmarks as shown. The oldest continuously operating jewelry firm in the United States, Black, Starr & Frost also produced objects in silver. Already in 1860, the company received an order for more than $12,000 of jewelry and silverware from Edward, Prince of Wales. In 1929, Black, Starr & Frost merged with Gorham Corporation, and was renamed Black, Starr, Frost-Gorham. During the heyday of American silver manufacturing–approximately 1850 to 1940–Gorham was one of the most influential. The White House has used Gorham silver...
Category

20th Century American Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

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