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Providence; Rhode Island

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    Sampler

    Nabby Martin
    American, 1775-1864
    Sampler, 1786
    Linen plain weave with silk and metallic-wrapped yarn embroidery
    Length: 38.1 cm (15 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 17.361

  • Objects

    Sake Pot and Stand

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Sake Pot and Stand, ca. 1882
    Iron with copper, brass, silver and ebony
    Height: 15.6 cm (6 1/8 inches) (assembled)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.203

  • Objects

    Jardiniere and Plateau

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Jardiniere and Plateau, 1899
    Silver with gilding
    61 cm (24 inches) (length) bowl
    Gift of Mrs. Wallace Hoge 1988.010

  • Objects

    Lady's Writing Table and Chair

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    William Christmas Codman, designer
    English, 1839-1921
    Joseph Edward Straker, silversmith
    English, 1843-1912
    Franz Ziegler, modeler
    German, 1869-1934
    Potter and Company, cabinetmaker
    American, fl. 1878-1910
    Lady’s Writing Table and Chair, Lady’s writing table and chair, 1903
    Ebony, mahogany, boxwood, redwood, thuya wood, ivory, mother-of-pearl, silver, mirrored glass, and gilded tooled leather
    127 x 127 x 71.1 cm (50 x 50 x 28 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Thurber 58.095

  • Objects

    Martelé Coffee Service

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    William Christmas Codman, designer
    English, 1839-1921
    Thomas H. Yates, metalworker
    1885-1947
    Martelé Coffee Service, Martele, 1930
    Silver with gilding
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.181

  • Objects

    Martelé Sugar Bowl

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    William Christmas Codman, designer
    English, 1839-1921
    Thomas H. Yates, metalworker
    1885-1947
    Martelé Sugar Bowl, 1930
    Silver
    Height: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.181.4

  • Objects

    Tea and Coffee Service

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Tea and Coffee Service, ca. 1859
    Silver with gilding
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.215

  • Objects

    Cubic coffee service

    Erik Magnussen, designer
    Danish, 1884-1961
    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Cubic coffee service, 1927
    Silver with gilding and ivory
    24.1 x 54.6 x 34 cm (9 1/2 x 21 1/2 x 13 3/8 inches) (overall)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.488

  • Objects

    Martelé Sugar Bowl

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    William Christmas Codman, designer
    English, 1839-1921
    William L. MacMillan, chaser (metalworker)
    American, 1867-1928
    Martelé Sugar Bowl, Martelé, 1901
    Silver
    17.8 x 19.7 cm (7 x 7 11/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Kirkland H. Gibson 1992.071.5

  • Objects

    Martelé Bowl

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Martelé Bowl, Martelé, 1930
    Silver
    Diameter: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.183

  • Objects

    Ice Bowl

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Ice Bowl, ca. 1875
    Silver and gilding
    25.4 x 31.8 cm (10 x 12 1/2 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.54

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    Hair Brush

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Hair Brush, ca. 1890
    Silver
    Diameter: 10.2 cm (4 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.239

  • Objects

    Pair of Shoe Buckles

    Ezekiel Burr
    American, 1765-1846
    Pair of Shoe Buckles, ca. 1780-1800
    Silver
    4.5 x 7 cm (1 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches)
    Gift of The Wunsch Americana Foundation 1986.076.3

  • Objects

    Tureen

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Tureen, 1884
    Silver
    Height: 17.8 cm (7 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Pierre Brunschwig 81.072ab

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    Martelé Loving Cup

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Probably William Christmas Codman, designer
    English, 1839-1921
    Charles A. Johnson, metalworker

    George Shakel, chaser (metalworker)
    1857-1926
    Martelé Loving Cup, 1905
    Silver with gilding
    Height: 26 cm (10 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Elizabeth and Lloyd Volckening 1998.34.1

  • Objects

    Nail File

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Nail File, ca. 1890
    Silver
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.599.3

  • Objects

    Dressing set

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Dressing set, ca. 1890
    Silver
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.599

  • Objects

    Martelé Waste Bowl

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    William Christmas Codman, designer
    English, 1839-1921
    William L. MacMillan, chaser (metalworker)
    American, 1867-1928
    Martelé Waste Bowl, Martelé, 1901
    Silver with gilding
    8.9 x 14 cm (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Kirkland H. Gibson 1992.071.6

  • Objects

    Candlestick

    Erik Magnussen, designer
    Danish, 1884-1961
    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Candlestick, 1928
    Silver with turquoise
    Height: 34.9 cm (13 3/4 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.182.1

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    Hand Mirror

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Hand Mirror, ca. 1890
    Silver
    Diameter: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.244

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    Pitcher

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Pitcher, 1926-1936
    Silver
    14 cm (5 1/2 inches) (diameter)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.189

  • Objects

    Wine Decanter

    Attributed to George Wilkinson, designer
    English, 1819-1894
    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Wine Decanter, 1873
    Silver with gilding and glass
    44.1 cm (17 3/8 inches) (height)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.38

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    Tray

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Tray, 1878
    Silver with gilding
    27 x 20.6 cm (10 5/8 x 8 1/8 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.50

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    Water Pitcher

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Water Pitcher, 1878
    Silver with gilding
    Height: 16.2 cm (6 3/8 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.48

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    Pair of Cups

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Pair of Cups, 1878
    Silver with gilding
    Height: 10.2 cm (4 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.49.1

  • Objects

    Pair of Cups

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Pair of Cups, 1878
    Silver with gilding
    Height: 10.2 cm (4 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.49.2

  • Objects

    Martelé Centerpiece and Base

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Martelé Centerpiece and Base, Martele, 1904
    Silver
    47 x 61 x 40.6 cm (18 1/2 x 24 x 16 inches) (overall)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.180

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    Fruit bowl

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Fruit bowl, 1871
    Silver with gilding
    26 x 49.5 x 23.8 cm (10 5/16 x 19 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.26

  • Objects

    Fruit Bowl

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Fruit Bowl, 1871
    Silver with gilding
    32.4 x 46.4 x 23.5 cm (12 11/16 x 18 5/16 x 9 5/16 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.25

  • Objects

    Coffeepot

    Probably Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Coffeepot, 1884
    Silver
    Height: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.211

  • Objects

    Shakespeare chest

    Sydney Richmond Burleigh, decorator
    American, 1853-1931
    Potter and Company, cabinetmaker
    American, fl. 1878-1910
    Shakespeare chest, ca. 1900
    Ebonized cherry with painted decoration
    55.2 x 101.6 x 55.6 cm (21 3/4 x 40 x 21 7/8 inches)
    Gift of Miss Ellen D. Sharpe 28.046

  • Objects

    Martelé Centerpiece Vase

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Martelé Centerpiece Vase, martele, 1904
    Silver
    33.3 x 17.8 x 15.2 cm (13 1/8 x 7 x 6 inches) Vase
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.180A

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    Whisk Brush

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Whisk Brush, 1890-1890
    Silver
    Length: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.243

  • Objects

    Narragansett Salad Set

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Narragansett Salad Set, ca.1885
    Silver with gilding
    Length: 28.3 cm (11 1/8 inches)
    Museum purchase: Bequest of Ida Littlefield 84.060.1

  • Objects

    Narragansett Salad Set

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Narragansett Salad Set, ca.1885
    Silver with gilding
    Length: 29.7 cm (11 11/16 inches)
    Museum purchase: Bequest of Ida Littlefield 84.060.2

  • Objects

    Neptune Epergne and Plateau

    Thomas Pairpoint, designer
    American, 1838-1902
    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Neptune Epergne and Plateau, 1872
    Silver with gilding
    66 x 91.4 x 54.6 cm (26 x 36 x 21 1/2 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.80

  • Objects

    Clothes Brush

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Clothes Brush, ca. 1890
    Silver
    Length: 17.8 cm (7 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.240

  • Objects

    Jack and the Beanstalk plate

    Helen Adelia Rowe Metcalf, decorator
    American, 1831-1895
    Jack and the Beanstalk plate, ca. 1885
    Glazed ceramic with hand-painted decoration
    Height: 19.7 cm (7 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 36.155

  • Objects

    Martelé Pitcher

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    James A. MacKenzie, metalworker
    late 19th century - 20th century
    George E. Germer, chaser (metalworker)
    Martelé Pitcher, Martelé, 1906
    Silver
    39.4 x 27.9 x 20.3 cm (15 1/2 x 11 x 8 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.216

  • Objects

    Tongs

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Tongs, 1869-1869
    Silver and gilding
    Length: 29.2 cm (11 1/2 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.45.25

  • Objects

    The Billings Cup

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Probably William Christmas Codman, designer
    English, 1839-1921
    Herbert C. Lloyd, chaser (metalworker)
    American, 1865-1951
    The Billings Cup, Martele, 1899
    Silver
    19.1 x 24.8 x 22.9 cm (7 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 9 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 1990.004

  • Objects

    Martelé Vase

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Martelé Vase, Martelé, 1931
    Silver
    Height: 39.4 cm (15 1/2 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.185

  • Objects

    Martelé Vase

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Probably William Christmas Codman, designer
    English, 1839-1921
    Thomas Singleton, metalworker
    American, 1886-ca. 1959
    Thomas J. Docker, metalworker
    American, 1877-1941
    George W. Sauthof, chaser (metalworker)
    German, 1852-1927
    Martelé Vase, Martelé, 1908
    Silver
    24.8 cm (9 13/16 inches) (height)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.298

  • Objects

    Comb

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Comb, ca. 1890
    Silver
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.599.1

  • Objects

    Buttonhook

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Buttonhook
    Silver
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.599.2

  • Objects

    Coverlet

    Ann Dexter
    American, 1789-1874
    Helen Tabor Swift

    Nancy Bryant Foster
    Coverlet, 1815 and 1900
    Linen plain weave with wool embroidery
    Length: 229.2 cm (90 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Edith N. Rathbun 2000.106.2

  • Objects

    Kettle on stand

    Gorham and Thurber
    American, 1850 - 1852
    Kettle on stand, 1850
    Coin silver; ivory
    39.4 x 20.6 x 20.6 cm (15 1/2 x 8 1/8 x 8 1/8 inches) overall, with handle raised; (overall)
    Museum Purchase: Gift of the Museum Associates in honor of Thomas S. Michie, Decorative Arts Curator, 1984-2004 2005.32

  • Objects

    Monumental Spoon in the Melrose Pattern

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Monumental Spoon in the Melrose Pattern, ca. 1950
    Silver
    120.3 x 27.3 x 9.2 cm (47 3/8 x 10 3/4 x 3 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Lenox, Incorporated 2005.118.44

  • Objects

    Check Cutter

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Probably William Christmas Codman, designer
    English, 1839-1921
    George W. Sauthof, chaser (metalworker)
    German, 1852-1927
    Check Cutter, Martele, 1903
    Cast sterling silver
    2.5 x 23.8 x 1.3 cm (1 x 9 3/8 x 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred T. Morris, Jr. 2006.114