Thus the chasing did and does add considerably to the value of the set, not to mention its artistic beauty. Provenance: This set dates to 1969 and has been the property of a sole owner continuously. It was a replacement for a 1966 wedding gift that was stolen in a home invasion burglary the night that Neil Armstrong walked on the moon in July of that year.However the quality and of the hand craftsmanship were evaluated and adjudged to be as fine as and equal to that of the earlier one. Currently there is not one like it available for sale anywhere online per a Google search! You are encouraged to shop and compare.
The Coffee and Tea Pots have reinforced handles and hinged lids. To my knowledge pattern names were not inscribed on any of Gorham's sterling holloware in the 20th C. The marks stamped on the bottom of these pieces are: "Gorham" in classic script, STERLING, the Hallmark with the 3 characters (the Lion, the Anchor, and the G), plus "Hand Chased" and the series Nos.451 - 1 to 455 -5. This 5 Piece Set Weighs a Total of 1948 grams of. 925 sterling silver and includes. Coffee Pot (reinforced handle and hinged lid): 10 1/2" h x 10 w", 2 3/4 pints, 717 grams, ID 451- 4.
Tea Pot (reinforced handle and hinged lid): 9" x 10" h, x 11 w, 2 1/2 pints, 592 grams, ID 452-4. Sugar Bowl (with lid): 6 1/4" h (to top of finial) x 6 1/2" w, 268 grams, ID 453-4. Creamer: 5" h x 5 1/2" w, 5/8 pint, 205 grams, ID 454-4. Waste Bowl: 4 1/4" h x 4 1/2" w, 166 grams, ID 455/5. Optional Additions: A decision was made not to include the large Strasbourg Butler's Tray on which Tea Set is displayed in this listing as it unusually large, heavy and unwildly.
A UPS receipt would be provided to substantiate amount. It was also manufactured pre-1967 by Gorham and is of the highest quality heavy silver-plate with hand chasing, embossing, repousse etc, and is in fine vintage condition with no scratches, pits or discolorations. The pattern is Strasbourg YC777, a Rococo inspired one that goes wonderfully well with the Jacobean motif chasing on the tea set. Size: 1.5" tall x 19.5" wide x 27.5 long, and weighs about 8 lbs. So please carefully scrutinize photos and zoom in on all views.
Please also thoroughly review details in description. However, I feel confident in stating that whomever buys this rare and exquisite Tea Set will not only be pleased that the perfect condition has not been exaggerated, but also that they've gotten a veritable bargain as compared to any other Sellers' non-mint listings --- especially the Big Vendors who specialize in "replacements". I always reciprocate and leave feedback for my Buyers including commentary (more than 3 words ;-)! The item "An Incredible Buy and Rare Find!
Gorham 5 Piece Puritan CHASED Sterling Tea Set" is in sale since Saturday, November 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Tea/Coffee Pots & Sets".The seller is "mor464931" and is located in Valley Center, California. This item can be shipped to United States.